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JAG FY 2009 Technical Upgrades and Physical Fitness

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $34,457)

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).

Blount County will use the 2009 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant to purchase new technology equipment in order to make a greater impact on criminal investigations and law enforcement in the county. The funds will be used to purchase digital voice recorders, digital cameras, criminal investigation equipment, a DVD live recorder, and night vision equipment. The program is intended to assist officers in building cases against offenders and to assist the department in making the streets safer. The purpose is to solve cases and to reduce the number of violent crimes with sound policing strategies.


Date Created: September 21, 2009