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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $43,134)

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 Beaverton will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to support the Beaverton Police Department. Funds will be used to purchase an unmarked police vehicle for undercover operations, two AR-15 rifles and accessories, three tasers with holsters, fitness equipment, a Computer Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA) System, and advanced training expenses for investigators. The city's goals are to enhance patrol services, increase officer fitness, and improve department investigative systems.


Date Created: August 26, 2009