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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, $30,825)

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 town of Sanford will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to improve the professionalism of the Sanford Police Department, the safety of officers, and the quality of evidence they collect. The police department will achieve these goals by purchasing updated tactical and general equipment. They will provide police officer training on how to respond to active shooter scenarios and provide them with the tools to make them safer and more effective during these incidents. They will also purchase an appropriate evidence drying cabinet to use when collecting evidence that may contain bodily fluids. The town's goals are to increase efficiency, reduce crime, and increase the safety and security of the officers of the town of Sanford.


Date Created: August 20, 2009