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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $346,155)

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 Wake County, the city of Raleigh, and the towns of Cary and Garner will use the 2009 JAG award in the amount of $346,155 to provide law enforcement agencies with the required tools to enhance officer safety, increase productivity, and promote and support strategies to reduce crime. The city of Raleigh, acting as the fiscal agent, will use $215,215 to purchase patrol rifles and required accessories to expand the Police Rifle Program into the Field Operations Division of the Raleigh Police Department. Funds will also be used to purchase digital in-car cameras and wireless video surveillance cameras. Digital in-car cameras focus on capturing, managing, and communicating audio-visual data in real time and cameras will provide specialized public safety wireless infrastructure for covert video surveillance and in-field broadband applications for additional network surveillance. Wake County will use $101,324 to upgrade the current web access system. The city of Cary will use $18,185 to purchase LED blue light bars with emitters for police vehicles. The city of Garner will use $11,331 to purchase computer forensic equipment and Adore Field Training Evaluation Program (FTEP) software.


Date Created: August 31, 2009