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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant 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, $128,913)

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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Lane County and Eugene city will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG grant award in the amount of $128,913 to purchase law enforcement equipment and increase public safety. Lane County, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of the JAG award to purchase tasers, a tasercam recorder, and a taser training suit. Funds will also be applied towards the purchase of a concealed handgun license card, a printer network card, a desk, printer, and a scanner for the Records Division, a forensic camera lens and flash unit for the Evidence Section, and face protection gear, a camcorder, and batteries for the Special Operations Response Team (SORT). Eugene city will use their share of their JAG award to provide forensics investigation and analysis training for two staff members in the Forensic Evidence Unit and traffic accident investigation and documentation training for members of the Forensic Investigations Reconstruction Survey Team (FIRST.) Funds will go towards the purchase of hearing protection gear for officers and a LaserFiche/InfoPath server that improves the efficiency of access to reports and incident records by field officers.


Date Created: August 17, 2009