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Sumter County Corrections Safety and Security Enhancement Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $15,924)

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).

Sumter County will use the 2009 JAG funds to purchase necessary law enforcement equipment to promote public safety and crime reduction efforts. Specific purchases include inmate restraints and security transport cages to improve officer safety and eliminate prisoner escape. The county will also purchase a fingerprint verification system to reduce erroneous prison release.


Date Created: September 7, 2009