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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, $98,919)

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 of the towns of Barnstable, Bourne, Falmouth, Yarmouth, and the county of Barnstable will use Fiscal Year 2009 JAG funds on technology initiatives. The town of Barnstable will purchase online training software through Municipal Police Institute for in-service, roll call, legal updates, and special promotional types of training for all sworn personnel. The purpose of this initiative is to reduce training time and cost. The town will also purchase crime mapping software to be used in the crime analysis process. The purpose of this equipment is to enable the department to see trends and develop strategies to decrease the incident rates in higher crime areas of the town and to better plan deployment of personnel and resources in targeted areas based on data collected in the crime analysis process. Finally, the town of Barnstable will use JAG funds to purchase air card service to enable mobile connectivity between police cruisers and the internal police software.

The town of Bourne will use JAG funds to pay overtime for investigative purposes for the specific investigation of property crimes with the goal of reducing the high number of breaking and enterings that the town has been experiencing over the past year. The town of Falmouth will use JAG funds to pay overtime in order to continue an ongoing Community Liaison Program in which officers are assigned to a specific community group for the purpose of maintaining an ongoing rapport with the community. The town of Yarmouth will use JAG funds to pay overtime to initiate a pro-active response to community problems associated with drug abuse and the distribution of prescription drugs. The county of Barnstable will not receive any JAG funds through this grant.


Date Created: September 13, 2009