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Highway Drug Interdiction Project

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $14,089)

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 county of Dearborn will use the JAG funds to provide for the reimbursement of overtime costs to agencies assigning officers to work a concentrated highway drug interdiction project in a variety of high traffic areas. These concentrated patrols will be used to increase the seizure of drugs and drug related assets, to increase the amount of drug related information and intelligence accumulated for the use of detectives, and to reduce the availability of illicit drugs on the roads and in the schools of Dearborn County.


Date Created: August 24, 2009