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2009 Kenosha Equipment Update

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $61,639)

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 disparate jurisdictions comprising of the city of Kenosha and Kenosha County will use their 2009 local JAG award to purchase laptops, a projection system, LED emergency lights, tasers, electronic flares, and office equipment. The police department will use the projection system to facilitate information and training. The LED lights will be added to police motorcycles, increasing officer visibility and safety. Eleven tasers will be purchased by the police department, with the goal of equipping each officer with this equipment. The Kenosha County Sheriff's Office will use $25,334 to purchase a large monitor for the mobile command unit, a high capacity copy machine, six desks and chairs, and 258 electronic flares.


Date Created: August 24, 2009