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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, $10,916)

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 Mauldin will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to enhance the police department's digital recording systems. The Mauldin Police Department will purchase two digital in-car recording systems and two transmitters. The digital technology will enable effective time sensitive communication across agencies by allowing a virtually limitless number of viewers to observe live-streaming video simultaneously. The goals of this project are to install mobile digital recording systems in the department's police vehicles and to reduce the annual operating costs related to supplies and repairs.


Date Created: September 13, 2009