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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $26,934)

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 Stratford will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $26,934 to implement upgrades in technology. The Stratford Police Department plans to install mobile data terminals in patrol cars and replace aging desktop computers with new terminals. Some of the desktop replacements will occur at stations that will be involved in the use of the department's GIS crime mapping initiative, currently in development. These strategies will help to modernize the Stratford Police Department's law enforcement operations.


Date Created: August 20, 2009