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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $89,953)

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).

Anderson County will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award towards equipment upgrades for the Anderson County Sheriff's Department Special Services Division (K-9 Unit), Aviation Unit, Warrants Unit, and the agency as a whole. Specific purchases include canine assistance for patrol squads, in-car video systems for a directed-patrol team called Criminal Apprehension through Community Help, flight helmets and in-set microphones to enable effective, clear communications for tactical flight officers, and database licenses for the Warrants and Civil Unit to locate hard-to-find individuals and decrease the number of un-served criminal warrants. These purchases will improve law enforcement operations and result in better services for citizens.


Date Created: August 24, 2009