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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Crack Down on Drugs and Compliance Measures Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $17,860)

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).

Rutherford County will use the 2009 JAG funds to purchase tactical police equipment for enforcement, investigation, and citizen protection. This equipment will include concealable listening devices, Alco-sensors to detect the presence of alcohol on a person's breath, and an audio/video CCTV system for recording suspect interviews. Items will also be purchased for the Sheriff's Emergency Response Team, including new digital woodland uniforms for exceptional concealment during operations, gear that will keep the officers dry during inclement weather, lighting systems for sub machine guns, rechargeable lights, a mega phone, and a trunk lock box to enable these items to be locked away for safe storage.


Date Created: August 30, 2009