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Drug Enforcement / Criminal Investigations Communications Upgrade Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $40,844)

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 Statesboro and Bulloch County will use JAG award in the amount of $40,844 for communication upgrades. The city of Statesboro, acting as the fiscal agent, will use $20,422 to upgrade 24 portable radios with encryption capabilities. Bulloch County will use $20,422 to upgrade 6 portable radios with encryption capabilities and purchase 4 new radios with encryption capabilities. Encryption will allow for secured transmissions during operations which will increase officer safety as well as ensure investigations are not compromised.


Date Created: September 9, 2009