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2009 JAG 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, $204,905)

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 Madison, serving as the fiscal agent for this award, will share the JAG funds with Dane County, the city of Fitchburg, and the town of Madison. The Dane County Sheriff's Office will purchase and install in-car video units in police vehicles. The Fitchburg Police Department will purchase equipment that will improve evidence collection and packaging on site, and provide a server, software, and licensing for a mobile e-mail receiver that would allow for instant communication via e-mail and text messaging for field personnel during a critical incident. The town of Madison Police Department will purchase mobile printers for squad cars in order to utilize the new State of Wisconsin Tracs program for issuing citations, as well as purchase tint meters for traffic officers to enforce window-tinting laws. The town of Madison Police Department will also purchase and install an emergency phone that will provide direct connection to the Dane County Public Safety Communications Center in the event of an emergency. Additional equipment that will be purchased includes a metal detector to find shell casings in incidents where shots are reported and binoculars for added surveillance capabilities. Funding will be provided in support of the Dane County Victim/Witness Crime Response Program. The city of Madison Police Department is requesting funds for the the Dane County Human Services Drug Court Treatment Program and the Dane County District Attorney's Office Victim/Witness Crime Response Program. Funds will also be used to purchase and equip a police vehicle, and purchase equipment to enhance investigative capabilities, improve evidence storage systems, and improve officer safety. Each agency has agreed to allocate 20 percent of the funds towards the cost of a prosecutor.


Date Created: August 30, 2009