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Technology and Equipment Updates

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $14,867)

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 Festus will use their 2009 local JAG award in the amount of $14,687 to purchase LED lightbars, mounted radar units, and digital media storage units for the Festus Police Department. The LED lightbars will replace outdated strobe/halogen lightbars in the patrol fleet. Two cars in the patrol fleet will be equipped with stationary mounted radar units, enabling officers to enforce speed limits more effectively. The funds will also purchase digital media storage units to file in-car recordings and surveillance recordings.


Date Created: August 23, 2009