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Officer Safety and Education Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $36,332)

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).

Walker County will use the JAG funds to purchase necessary law enforcement equipment. Walker County began a tactical unit to assist officers who have specialized training when handling dangerous situation. These officers volunteer for this duty assignment and the expenses for much of this equipment are incurred by the officers. A portion of this award will be used to better protect, equip, and train these officers for these duty assignments. The Road Patrol Division responds to service calls for over 68,000 citizens and patrol over 448 square miles within the county. The grant will fund equipment that will promote officer safety and provide for better training.


Date Created: September 13, 2009