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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, $21,018)

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 New Bern, through the police department, will utilize its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to enhance police officers' safety. The city of New Bern Police Department will purchase conductive energy devices and cameras for their Operations Division patrol teams. The activities of each device, equipped with one of the cameras, will be recorded every time the device is activated. The purchase of this equipment will move the police department one step closer to meeting their goal of outfitting all of their patrol officers with conductive energy devices.


Date Created: August 19, 2009