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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant 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, $61,794)

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 Sumter, through the police department, will utilize its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase equipment and technology. The city of Sumter Police Department will purchase an automated license plate reader and in-car digital camera systems. The license plate reader will be used by an officer on patrol to scan plates and record locations and dates. The addition of the in-car digital camera systems will enhance the department's enforcement ability, validate accountability, and preserve evidence.


Date Created: August 31, 2009