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Enhancing SWAT Operations

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $40,033)

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 Cape Coral will use the 2009 local JAG funds to purchase tactical equipment for the Cape Coral Police Department. Some of the purchases include upgrade and repairs to the tatical response vehicle, ballistic shields, face shields, tactical remote unit, and sniper guns. These purchases will be made for the SWAT unit because their current equipment has been outdated for over 3 years.


Date Created: September 17, 2009