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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, $14,265)

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 town of North Providence will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to improve efficiency in the basic operation of the police department, reduce crime, and preserve life by providing law enforcement with better weaponry and software upgrades. The North Providence Police Department will purchase one industrial document scanner that will work along with the proposed IMC Software Module Upgrade. This purchase will allow documents and images to be converted digitally and stored in the department's record management system for future use. Twelve shotguns will be purchased to replace older weapons that are currently not in service. Forty-five caliber magazines are needed to replace broken, damaged officer service weapon magazines, thus increasing officer safety. Cox Communications Cable Services will be purchased to allow officers to view updated and current national and local information.


Date Created: September 16, 2009