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JAG FY 2009 Law Enforcement Enhancement

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $81,109)

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 the city of Muskegon ($52,970), the city of Muskegon Heights ($28,139) and Muskegon County ($0) will use their FY 2009 Local JAG funds to purchase equipment and enhance the efficiency of law enforcement. The city of Muskegon will serve as the fiscal agent. A portion of the city of Muskegon funding will be used specifically for the prosecution of city ordinance cases primarily dealing with neighborhood issues that affect the quality of life for all residents. Muskegon will also be purchasing hardware to convert outdated Microfiche to enhance storage and make retrieval of information more efficient and thus free up enforcement time. With new FCC requirements, the Muskegon Heights Police Department will purchase new radios as the others will be obsolete under these new requirements. Muskegon Heights will also upgrade video equipment in squad cars to provide video that will be more effective in prosecution of cases. They will also purchase a light bar on the command vehicle to make it more visible while responding to calls and during traffic stops. Muskegon Heights will also purchase a copy machine capable of making high quality copies for court purposes.


Date Created: August 20, 2009