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Montgomery County and City of Coffeyville Weapon and Taser Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $13,772)

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 Coffeyville ($8,428.97) and Montgomery County ($5,343.03) will use their Fiscal Year 2009 Local JAG award to purchase tactical equipment and related accessories. The Coffeyville Police Department, serving as the fiscal agent, will purchase seven patrol rifles and seven vehicle mounted rifle locks for each of its patrol cruisers and three additional X26 tasers to supplement their current inventory. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office will purchase three Heckler and Koch MP5 weapons to partially equip their newly formed tactical team. This equipment will increase the efficiency and safety of the law enforcement officers from both jurisdictions.


Date Created: August 19, 2009