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FY09 Byrne JAG

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $13,293)

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 disparate jurisdictions of the city of Hannibal and Marion County will use their 2009 local JAG award to purchase a video surveillance system and handheld portable radios. The video surveillance system will operate in the central business district of Hannibal and will provide wireless IP video for the Hannibal Police Department, making the city safer for residents and businesses. The Marion County Sheriff's Office will purchase portable radios for deputies. Handheld radios allow for specific and timely response information when an officer is away from the patrol vehicle, thus enhancing both officer and citizen safety.


Date Created: September 13, 2009