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Edward Byrne Memorial JAG FY09

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,472)

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 city of Belen will use their local JAG award for law enforcement equipment and costs associated with managing the grant award. Specifically, the JAG funds will be used to purchase tasers, gun locks, gun holsters, ASP batons, ASP holders, stinger flashlights, metal detector, detector carrying case, forensic light source kit, dynamic entry hallagan tool, and batteries. This purchase will enhance the police department's ability to provide professional and efficient service to its citizens.


Date Created: September 16, 2009