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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $22,748)

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 Griffin, through the Griffin Police Department, will utilize its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase technology for use in the department's patrol vehicles. The equipment will be used for evidentiary preservation, criminal prosecution, and traffic enforcement. The Griffin Police Department is requesting assistance to purchase patrol vehicle video systems to include back seat cameras, radar systems for patrol vehicles, and interfaces for the camera with the radar. The Griffin Police Department is confident that the equipment will decrease traffic related crimes by ten percent. The use of the equipment will be analyzed once per quarter to ensure that the equipment is being utilized. It is the goal of the Griffin Police Department, when it uses JAG funding to purchase this equipment, that the prosecution of criminal and traffic offenses will be greatly increased.


Date Created: August 30, 2009