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Baldwin County Sheriff's Emergency Response Team Body Armor Upgrade

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $16,800)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local governments, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

Baldwin County will use their FY 2009 JAG award to fund a program entitled 'County Sheriff's Emergency Response Team Body Armor Upgrade'. The goal of the project is to provide members of the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office Emergency Response Team (ERT)with proper equipment to perform their duties. The strategy will be to procure the vests (following state and local procurement laws) and issue the vests to the 12 ERT members who will use them in law enforcement activities.


Date Created: August 23, 2009