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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $13,572)

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).

Essex Junction Village will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to replace in-car video systems. Current cameras in the Essex Police Department cruisers are no longer serviceable due to changes in technology and urgently need replacement. The department plans to purchase and install eleven in-car systems with related equipment to improve citizens' confidence, enhance the ability to capture and convict violators, record inappropriate police behavior, and provide valuable data in order to promote public safety.


Date Created: September 8, 2009