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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $77,362)

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 Chelsea will use fiscal year 2009 JAG funds in the amount of $77,362 to support overtime costs within the Chelsea Police Department. Officers operating in the gang, drug, and anti-crime units will work beyond regular tours of duty, detailed to hot spots around the city and neighboring areas. The anti-crime units will conduct patrols each night and canvass the city, demonstrating high police presence. Intelligence from the gang and drug units will feed these anti-crime units with locations and possible suspects. The Chelsea Police Department will coordinate with regional police departments, state police, federal agencies, and community groups in a comprehensive effort to reduce crime.


Date Created: September 16, 2009