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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, $65,306)

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).

Hernando County will use its Fiscal Year 2009 Justice Assistance Grant award to purchase 43 laptops for use as mobile data terminals in assigned agency patrol cars. The updated laptops will allow the County to take advantage of new technology not supported by the outdated model laptops. The new system will provide the ability to deliver the necessary service with both mobile and fixed equipment and will allow the agency to perform its ongoing requested services. The Hernando County Sheriff's Department will also purchase a LogiCube Forensic Talon data capturing system which is used for cloning and inspecting hard drives.


Date Created: September 7, 2009