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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $12,917)

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 Dickson will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to support the Dickson Interdiction Enforcement Division Unit (D.I.C.E.). The Dickson Police Department will purchase a Contraband Team Inspection Kit which will include a radiation warning alarm, fiberscope, digital camera, inspection probes, and other related equipment needed for this unit. The goal of D.I.C.E. is to reduce the drug trade by intervening in the transporting of drugs and to assist with counter terrorism operations in the city of Dickson.


Date Created: August 18, 2009