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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, $13,677)

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 Lewis County and the city of Centralia will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG funds towards technology enhancements for the police department. The city of Centralia, serving as the fiscal agent, will use the entire JAG award to purchase switches for the police department's network, additional seats for the evidence management tracking system, software licenses, additional network workstations, a video system, flat screen monitors, a projector, and SECTOR hardware. The goals of this project are to improve the speed of the police department's computer network to facilitate use of large bandwidth technologies deployed to police officers in the field, such as electronic citations and collision investigation reports, in-car digital video files, and digital audio interviews and statements.


Date Created: August 25, 2009