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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $52,199)

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 county of Chilton will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $52,199 to improve and maintain quality law enforcement operations within the sheriff's office. To achieve this goal, the Chilton County Sheriff's Office is proposing to implement modern technical undercover and surveillance equipment to investigate and prosecute criminal offenders. Specifically, the sheriff's office will purchase a new vehicle to enhance their capability of conducting undercover or surveillance operations to investigate and arrest criminal offenders. Modern technical equipment, particularly covert video surveillance, will provide state of the art evidence for prosecution of crimes. With the increase in population and criminal activity, the sheriff's office plans to take full advantage of available technological advances to continue to provide adequate law enforcement to Chilton County.


Date Created: September 13, 2009