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Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $38,713)

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 Florence, in conjunction with the Florence Police Department, will use the 2009 JAG award of $38,713 to equip every patrol officer and every detective with a body-worn digital audio-video camera, and to purchase mobile identification devices for a local database and web-based transmissions of fingerprints for identification verification. A dedicated computer will be purchased and used to store and retrieve all information. This equipment will assist officers in more effective performance of their duties.


Date Created: August 17, 2009