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BJA FY 2009 Edward Byrne Justice Assitance Grant

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $53,437)

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 Natrona County and the city of Casper will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award towards training equipment for the police department. The city of Casper, serving as the fiscal agent, will use the entire JAG funds to purchase flashlights, video playback options, hostile fire simulators, cameras, and programming and equipment to upgrade existing driving simulators for emergency driving training. The use of this equipment will enhance the training abilities of law enforcement within Natrona County to better handle a wide-range of police and emergency situations.


Date Created: September 23, 2009