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Monroe County Sheriff's Office Trained and Accountable Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $23,972)

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).

Monroe County will use the JAG award to purchase computer software designed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the county sheriff's office. The new software will enable the Sheriff's Office to: manage the agency policies and capture employee signatures verifying their receipt electronically; search policies by keyword, document number, or subject; track all revisions and allows administrators to monitor signature requirements; and create and administer tests for employees. This software ensures greater accountability for critical policies. The new software will also allow for the electronic delivery of self-paced and virtual courses. This will allow the Sheriff's Office to address a wide range of training needs effectively and efficiently. Employees will train at their work site and will not be required to travel to a training location. The goal is to have a well-trained and informed workforce that is held accountable to the highest standards of professional law enforcement to ensure a safe and secure community for the residents and visitors.


Date Created: September 3, 2009