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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, $13,454)

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 Lawrenceburg, through the Lawrenceburg Police Department, will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase two in-car video camera systems. This will complete the equipping of all city patrol cars with camera systems. It is anticipated that the use of the camera systems will increase conviction rates for traffic offenses including D.U.I. and drug offenses. It will also assist in training officers in proper techniques for traffic stops.


Date Created: September 13, 2009