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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $15,037)

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).

Nye County will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to support the Highway Enforcement Apprehension Team (HEAT) for the purpose of obtaining in-car digital cameras to document photographic and audio evidence. This project will provide the ability for recording and securing of photographic and audio evidence of any reasonable suspicion/probable cause established for detaining and/or searching a vehicle. The photographic and audio evidence may include driving patterns, equipment violations, incriminating statements, admissions, and/or consent to search or other items by suspects. Additionally, any evidence discovered will be preserved for civil/criminal proceedings.


Date Created: September 9, 2009