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Purchase of Two Misonix Forensic Evidence Drying Cabinets

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $17,741)

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 Lynnwood will use their local JAG award to purchase forensic evidence drying cabinets to improve the handling of wet and/or biologically contaminated physical evidence. Physical evidence must be dried in a secure and self-contained location prior to being packaged in order to prevent degradation and cross contamination. The use of forensic evidence drying cabinets will reduce the potential for exposure of police department employees to pathogens and hazardous materials.


Date Created: August 17, 2009