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Technology upgrades, training, extra-duty overtime, and equipment.

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $83,446)

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 jurisdiction comprising of Kent County, Dover City, and Smyrna Town will share the JAG award. The jurisdictions will use their grant funds to boost their crime control and prevention strategies. The city of Dover, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of the funds ($71,657) to upgrade the police department's communication equipment and pay for overtime for police officers to conduct saturation patrols. The town of Smyrna will user their share of funds ($11,789) to purchase general and tactical equipment for their police department. Kent County will receive no JAG funds. The decision by the municipalities to use the grant funds in this way reflects their commitment to ensuring the health, safety and protection of its citizens by having well trained, equipped and prepared law enforcement agencies. The Dover Police Department will issue thorough, comprehensive written progress and fiscal reports to keep all interested parties apprised of its efforts of moving forward toward the goal of reducing crime and violence in the Kent County.


Date Created: August 31, 2009