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Battle Creek P.D. and Albion Department of Public Safety Structuring for Tomorrow

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $106,430)

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 consisting of Calhoun County and the cities of Albion and Battle Creek will use their 2009 JAG Local award to support the needs of the local law enforcement agencies in the areas of training, equipment, and technology to assist in the prevention and control of crime and to improve the criminal justice system. The Battle Creek Police Department will use these funds for technological improvements, transportation equipment, and for forensic computer and community policing training. The Albion Police Department will use its funds to complete their e-ticket project. This will include both hardware, software, and installation costs. Calhoun County will not receive any funding.


Date Created: August 20, 2009