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K-9 Deployment 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, $12,652)

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 town of Johnston will use fiscal year 2009 JAG funds in the amount of $12,652 to support its police department's K-9 deployment program. Because the current K-9 unit is set for retirement, JAG funds will help to ease the transition by providing for a new K-9, equipment, officer training, and related gear. The K-9 unit is vital to the town, providing narcotics detection, tracking, crowd control, and law enforcement marketing.


Date Created: August 30, 2009