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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, $11,048)

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 Ridgeland will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to support the Ridgeland Police Department. Funds will be used to purchase equipment and supplies for the Canine (K-9) Unit. The city's goals are to expand the K-9 unit, increase arrests and narcotic related seizures, and ensure the availability of the K-9 Unit for each patrol shift and other law enforcement agencies. Local JAG funds will assist the city of Ridgeland with improving community policing efforts, as well as stabilizing the local budget in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services.


Date Created: August 25, 2009