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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, $13,878)

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).

Fauquier County will utilize their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award funding to continue their effort to purchase and equip all officers of the Fauquier County Sheriff's Department with mobile data terminals (MDT). MDT technology allows field officers increased effectiveness by providing immediate, remote access to database files. This will result in improved officer safety and enhanced communication capabilities. This technology will enable Fauquier County field units to perform DMV, NCIC, and VCIN inquiries and data retrieval remotely. Specifically, the funding will be used to purchase one mobile laptop. This will bring the total data terminals to 40 out of the 60 needed to equip all deputies. Remaining funds will be use to purchase desktop computer software to facilitate reporting by three deputies who do not have the MDT-equipped vehicles.


Date Created: August 25, 2009