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Police Incident & Crime Scene Investigation Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $14,941)

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 Hendersonville will use the 2009 JAG funds to equip crime scene investigators with the specialized tools and equipment needed to identify and secure evidence, as well as investigate and respond at a major crime incident scene. Equipment obtained will include operational tools such as lights, tents, tools, and forensic kits for obtaining evidence such as latent prints, blood splatter, gunshot residue, trajectory, and many other collection tools.


Date Created: August 30, 2009