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Officer and Public Safety Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $21,624)

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 South Charleston will use the 2009 JAG award to enhance the safety of the public and officers. The funds will be used to purchase traffic laser systems, in-car camera systems, and traffic cones and barriers. The new purchases will benefit the officers in their daily duties and also benefit the general public. The traffic laser units will enable the officers to better enforce speed limits.


Date Created: September 21, 2009