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Lafayette Police/West Lafayette Police 2009 JAG

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $60,890)

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 consisting of the city of Lafayette, the city of West Lafayette, and Tippecanoe County will use their FY 2009 Local JAG award to purchase equipment. The Lafayette Police Department, serving as the fiscal agent, will purchase reflex sight mounts, light bars, signal radars, and submachine guns. This equipment will be used to expand its traffic enforcement/crash reduction program, and to sustain the capability of its Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Unit. The West Lafayette Police Department will use its allocation to finance expansions of the agency's taser program. The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Department has elected not to participate in the JAG program. The common goal of each program is to enhance the quality of the local law enforcement effort through the acquisition and application of state of the art technology.


Date Created: August 26, 2009