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2009 JAG - Saving Police Officer Jobs

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $334,416)

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 Springfield and Sangamon County have been designated as disparate jurisdictions to share the 2009 Bureau of Justice Assistance JAG award. The city of Springfield will serve as the fiscal agent for the award. The city of Springfield will use their portion of grant funds to acquire law enforcement tools and retain police department personnel. The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office will use their share of the funds to purchase three washers to comply with sanitary statutory requirements in the county jail. Funds will also be used to support travel costs for county employees to attend annual training meetings, install updated shelving in the department's evidence room, and purchase necessary law enforcement equipment for the jail.


Date Created: August 30, 2009