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Joint Field Force Development Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $10,443)

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).

Snyder County and Selinsgrove Borough will use JAG funds to enhance law enforcement services provided to the community. Specifically, the Selinsgrove Police Department will train and equip members of the Susquehanna University Department of Public Safety to assist in community policing initiatives. The university's public safety officers are currently unarmed and have limited police powers. For administrative purposes, Selinsgrove Borough will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.


Date Created: August 20, 2009