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Less Than Lethal Equipment Project

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $32,145)

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).

The city of Smyrna will use the 2009 JAG award to replenish depleted and outdated equipment, while training several officers as less-than-lethal instructors. Maintaining a fresh and adequate less-than-lethal arsenal ensures that the officers are equipment with the proper tools to help save lives and prevent injury to officers and perpetrators. A crash data recorder (CDR) will allow traffic homicide investigators to gather pertinent data from vehicles to fully investigate serious injury and traffic homicide collisions.


Date Created: August 25, 2009