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Equipment Enhancement and CVSA Training

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $16,083)

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 Smithfield will use their 2009 JAG award of $16,083 for police equipment enhancement and computerized voice stress analysis (CVSA) training. Funds will be used to purchase police cruiser light bars, surveillance equipment for drug and street level undercover operations ,and to train an officer in CVSA to aid in the investigation of criminal cases and screening of potential police applicants.


Date Created: September 9, 2009