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Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Communications 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, $21,424)

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).

Cherokee County will use the JAG funds to maintain communication services for the sheriff's office. Specifically, funds will be used to pay annual Nextel communication service fees and to purchase equipment for 28 cellular phones in order to maintain law enforcement communication capability. This will allow the agency to continue to address crime and drug issues.


Date Created: September 13, 2009