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Traffic Safety Enforcement / Traffic Accident Reconstruction Training

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $12,280)

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 town of Coventry will use fiscal year 2009 JAG funds towards overtime and training. The Coventry Police Department will dedicate officers for 160 overtime hours on the Traffic Safety and Enforcement Unit, as well as sending two officers to traffic accident reconstruction training. Training will consist of three courses: Scene Crash Investigation, Advanced Crash Investigation, and Traffic Crash Reconstruction.


Date Created: August 19, 2009