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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, $19,315)

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).

Marlboro County will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to procure supplies to enhance the effectiveness of the Marlboro County Sheriff's Department. The sheriff's office will purchase tasers to increase officer security and reduce injuries to both sheriff's office personnel and offenders, digital Cameras to document evidence for cases that the department is investigating, in-car GPS units to provide the officers with the ability to respond in the most accurate and best route, rechargeable flashlights to eliminate the cost of replacing batteries, and replacement ammunition to ensure the readiness of the department.


Date Created: August 27, 2009