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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, $64,621)

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 Boynton Beach, through the Boynton Beach Police Department, will use a portion of the Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase Panasonic Toughbook computers to be used by police officers to conduct their everyday duties such as report writing, mapping, receiving calls for service, and conducting histories on residence(s) and person(s). The remaining funds will be used to purchase digital video mirror kits. Police officers rely on in-car video systems during the course of their daily activities, whether it is conducting traffic stops or transporting a prisoner in the rear of their patrol vehicle. The unique design of the mirror kits allow it to be easily installed in any make/model of vehicle without taking up any extra space or interfering with any of the other equipment in the vehicle.


Date Created: August 19, 2009