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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,533)

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 Cody will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award towards law enforcement equipment for the police department. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase laser range finders, binoculars, rifle backpacks, night vision goggles and a magicard identification card printer. The goals of this project are to assist in the purchase of tactical and safety equipment for the tactical team in the Cody Police Department. These equipment purchases will provide better resources that will enable officers to make better decisions in emergency situations and increase citizen safety.


Date Created: August 24, 2009