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Oconee County Law Enforcement Grant

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $26,087)

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 Oconee County will use the FY 2009 JAG award to procure equipment, technology, and materials for the Oconee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO.) Funds will purchase in-car GPS, digital cameras, light bars for vehicles, and under-armor vests and accessories. The funds will enable OCSO to continue to preserve peace, prevent crime, apprehend criminals, protect life and property, recover stolen property, and enforce all state and county laws in a fair and impartial manner.


Date Created: August 27, 2009