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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, $136,132)

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).

Horry County will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award towards critical equipment upgrades to improve public safety operations. Specific purchases include laptop computers for the Drug Enforcement Unit, a bi-directional antenna for the detention facility to increase radio communication, and in-car hands-free cellular kits to increase safer driving for sheriff's department road deputies. JAG funds will also support purchases for the police department that will include scanners to support paperless investigative case files, in-car radio chargers, and digital cameras to document time-critical information. The purchases and installation of these equipment items will enhance public safety for citizens.


Date Created: September 17, 2009