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Butler County Law Enforcement Improvements

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $216,790)

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).

Butler County, serving as the fiscal agent for this award, will share the JAG funds with six disparate jurisdictions within the county. In a disparate situation, the units of local government must apply for an award with a single, joint application. Each jurisdiction's allocation will be used for activities and projects that will provide meaningful and measurable outcomes consistent with the goals of the JAG program. Each jurisdiction has its own specific needs. The Butler County Sheriff's Office will use its funds for training ammo, gang boxes and racks for their Marine Patrol Units, a covert monitoring system, electronic medical filing system, and more. The city of Hamilton is going to pay part of a police department member's salary and benefits. The city of Fairfield will purchase a portable forensic light kit. The city of Middletown would like to purchase equipment for the Emergency Operations Center and equipment for three cruisers. The city of Oxford will purchase a graffiti monitoring system and accessories, and moving radar units. Fairfield Township will fund a technology improvement projects. Lastly West Chester Township will put their funds toward the remaining purchase of a field reporting system. Without JAG funding, none of these purchases or improvements would be possible.


Date Created: August 17, 2009