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Police Officer Retention and Volunteer Progams

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $28,860)

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 Richland County and the city of Mansfield will use their JAG award to retain or recall law enforcement personnel that either are scheduled to be laid off or have been laid off due to a dramatic decrease in revenues and reduced funding for the sheriff's office and police department. The jurisdictions agreed to equally share the allocation, and the city of Mansfield will serve as the fiscal agent. Funding for personnel will allow law enforcement to continue crime prevention and/or crime analysis initiatives.


Date Created: August 20, 2009