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Enhancing Protection for Active Shooter Responses

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $29,005)

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).

Douglas County will use their Local JAG award to purchase front and rear ballistic panels for each commissioned sheriff's patrol deputy. Along with the ballistic plate, vests and plate carrying bags will also be purchased. The goal of this project is to enhance the level of protection in active shooter situations for patrol division deputies.


Date Created: August 26, 2009