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Law Enforcement Technology and Equipment Improvement Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $81,924)

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).

Sumter County will use their JAG funds to purchase equipment for the sheriff's office. Specific purchases include security and ID automated systems for producing secure ID cards for employees and visitors; ballistic vests for protective duty; a digital in-car camera system for pre-event recording; radar units for traffic enforcement; and taser units. The acquisition of this equipment will enhance the law enforcement capacity of the officers and improve their safety while on duty.


Date Created: September 13, 2009