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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $42,465)

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).

Bay County will use the JAG funds to purchase equipment such as riffles for law enforcement officers to cope with armed encounters. The purchase of these patrol rifles will enable 50 percent of the field services full-time deputies to have a capability in confronting a wide variety of threats to the community. The goal is to provide a defensive and offensive capability for the patrol personnel in responding to active shooter situations in schools, public faculties, and any location under attack by active shooters.


Date Created: August 18, 2009