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Police Assistance Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $17,153)

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 Payne County and the city of Stillwater will use the JAG award in the amount of $17,153 for law enforcement initiatives. The city of Stillwater, acting as the fiscal agent, will use the full allocation to provide officers with tasers and camera-equipped tasers. Officers within the Stillwater Police Department and Cushing Police Department, a neighboring city, will receive this equipment. These purchases will increase officer safety and assist the officers to serve the general public more efficiently.


Date Created: September 16, 2009