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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, $20,832)

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 Conway will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to enhance the operations of the Conway Police Department. The police department will utilize the JAG funding to purchase four ruggedized laptop computers to increase their officers' ability to immediately access information. The computers will enable officers to have access to NCIC/CJIS databases, and would give officers direct access to information on stolen vehicles, stolen articles, and wanted and missing persons. The equipment purchases will enable the Conway Police Department to reduce the time required by dispatchers to exercise license and NCIC checks and would allow for direct access to driver record information which would increase officer safety.


Date Created: August 31, 2009