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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, $14,058)

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).

Shelby County will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to help support the Night Vision Capabilities Project for the Shelby County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office will purchase night vision equipment that no other agency in that area has. The goal is to provide their Tactical Team with the capabilities to conduct surveillance for high-risk search warrants, hostage scenarios, clandestine labs, and to assist the Drug Enforcement Task Force.


Date Created: August 25, 2009