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Equipment Modernization Project

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $35,085)

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).

Madera County will use their Local JAG award to enhance equipment for the Madera County Sheriff's Office. Specifically, the JAG funds will be used to purchase pneumatic articulated targets, lapel microphones, AimPt sights, dual radios, standardized flashlights, computers, and a server to increase the capacity of the in-car video system. The upgraded equipment will enhance officer safety, protect officer assets, and improve basic law enforcement functions.


Date Created: August 17, 2009