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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, $55,820)

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 Lakeland will use its Fiscal Year 2009 Justice Assistance Grant award to obtain vital law enforcement equipment. The Lakeland Police Department will purchase an AFIX fingerprint and palm print ID system, seven motorcycle-mounted radar systems, professional CD publisher software, commercial refrigerator for perishable evidence storage, high-volume professional scanner, and two digital video cameras. By purchasing this equipment, the officers will be better equipped to serve the community.


Date Created: September 8, 2009