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Acquisition of X-26 Tasers with holsters to enhance the non-lethal weapon technology and capabilitys of Law Enforcement in Nez Perce County Idaho

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,445)

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 Nez Perce County and the city of Lewiston will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award for law enforcement equipment. The county and the city will divide the award equally, and each will purchase seven tasers for their law enforcement agencies. Tasers have the ability to assist officers in overcoming combative offenders in a safer and more efficient manner. The city will serve as the fiscal agent.


Date Created: September 3, 2009