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Training Program 2009

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $13,182)

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).

Grant County will use its JAG award to support the Grant County Sheriff's Office. The county's goal is to increase officer safety by enhancing the Sheriff's training program for instructors, employees, and officers. Funds will be used to purchase equipment to assist in deputy training, video equipment to document exercises and create training videos, as well as simunition kits and ammunition. Local JAG funds will enable the Grant County Sheriff's Office to reinstate additional officer qualifications for the next three years.


Date Created: August 20, 2009