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Directed Patrol Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $17,178)

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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of St. Francis County and Forrest City will use their JAG award to support the Forrest City Police Department's directed patrols program. Directed patrols targets violent, drug, and property crimes and is a paid overtime detail. The JAG award will pay for the overtime. St. Francis County is not receiving a share of the grant, although it remains a partner in the award.


Date Created: August 31, 2009