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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, $11,102)

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 Pittsylvania will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $11,102 to enhance their law enforcement capabilities in the areas of training and overtime. The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Department will utilize grant funding for overtime compensation for members of the 'Rapid Deployment Team' who are assigned duties outside of normal scheduled working hours, and for any training assistance deemed necessary for criminal justice purposes. Grant funding will also allow for the procurement of equipment and supplies for utilization by the Rapid Deployment Team directly relating to the improvement and enhancement of law enforcement operations. The sheriff department's goal is to improve and enhance law enforcement operations.


Date Created: August 20, 2009