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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $44,283)

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 Warwick will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase needed equipment and repair and improve their weapons range. The Warwick Police Department will purchase materials and equipment to repair and improve the weapons range. It has been 18 years since the Warwick Police Range 'shoot house' and rappelling tower were constructed. The wear and tear of constant use and the effects of the weather make it necessary to conduct needed repairs for the continued safe use of the range. The police department will also purchase equipment for the Dive Team. This will include a buoyancy control system, wetsuits, and regulators dive tanks, masks and communications equipment. The Dive Team has been in existence for 20 years. During this time, members have had to purchase their own equipment. Over the last 20 years, the wear and tear on the equipment has become unsafe and unserviceable. The Dive Team has been used for search and recovery missions by numerous local and federal law enforcement agencies over the last 20 years. They will purchase two 40 inch LCD Monitors for use in monitoring the security of the cellblock, police department headquarters building access, and the police parking lots. This is needed to ensure the safety and security of personnel, prisoners, and the public using the Warwick Police Department building and surrounding areas. Four HP desktop computers will be purchased to replace computers that have become outdated or damaged beyond repair. The goals of the Warwick police department are to enhance training among personnel, upgrade or replace equipment, and to repair and improve the firearms training facility.


Date Created: September 16, 2009