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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, $18,527)

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 Port Richey will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG to purchase needed computer equipment. The police department will purchase ten Panasonic Toughbook laptop computers for in-car use and eight Panasonic extended service agreements. With the new purchases, the New Port Richey Police Department will replace the old laptop computers currently being used in patrol vehicles. The goal is to upgrade the in-car computers system to facilitate better communication between the officers.


Date Created: August 19, 2009