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JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $88,236)

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 comprising of Sussex County, cities of Milford and Seaford, and the towns of Laurel and Georgetown will share the JAG award. The disparate jurisdictions will use their grant funds to boost their police departments crime control and prevention strategies. The city of Milford, serving as the fiscal agent, will use it share of grant funds ($25,144) to upgrade the police department's computer equipment. The city of Seaford will use their share ($21,000) to purchase a GPS system for its patrol fleet. The town of Georgetown will use their share ($25,421) to upgrade its police department's in-car cameras. The town of Laurel will use its share ($16,671) to purchase a wireless video camera system for its police department.


Date Created: September 16, 2009