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Equipment Upgrade for Officer Safety.

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $20,150)

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 disparate jurisdictions of Alexander City and Tallapoosa County will share the 2009 JAG award. Alexander City will serve as the fiscal agent. Both jurisdictions agreed to divide the total award amount equally. Alexander City will use their portion of the award to purchase two turbo flare traffic control signal kits, three portable pistols, a sobriety tester, and four Glock caliber pistols for the city police department. Tallapoosa County will use their share of the funds to obtain five stalker dual radar units and one Alco-sensor III breath tester.


Date Created: August 17, 2009