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Technological advancements for the City of Billings and Yellowstone County

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $32,377)

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 Yellowstone County and the city of Billings will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG funds in the amount of $32,377 for law enforcement equipment. The city of Billings, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of the grant ($30,377) to purchase light bar replacements and simmunitions equipment, which includes training pistols, magazines, helmets, and primers to facilitate realistic training scenarios such as the active shooter. Yellowstone County will use their share of the grant ($2,000) to purchase light bars for their sheriff's office cruisers. This purchase will help improve operational effectiveness and increase officer safety.


Date Created: August 25, 2009