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Enhancing Officer Safety and Efficiency Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $18,785)

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 consisting of Haywood County and the city of Brownsville will use the JAG award in the amount of $18,785 to purchase equipment. The city of Brownsville, serving as the fiscal agent, will use $15,758.50 to provide the Brownsville Police Department with new portable digital handheld radios. This will provide approximately nine officers with a digital handheld. The Haywood County Sheriff's Office will use $3,026.50 to acquire new in-car radios that will aid in efficiency and officer safety.


Date Created: August 31, 2009