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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, $75,000)

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).

Cochise County will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to support technological advances for the Cochise County Sheriff's Office. Funds will be used to purchase and install radio communications equipment. The county's goals are to improve communications on their mobile data network and enhance the productivity of law enforcement patrol officers in and around the community. Upgrading the communications equipment will improve law enforcement response time, as well as create superior solutions to information management and communications within the agency and community.


Date Created: August 18, 2009