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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,404)

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 village of Royal Palm Beach will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase a photo identification card system as part of a community outreach to local parents and a GPS tracking unit to assist in surveillance operations, minimizing manpower necessary for tracking suspects and allowing law enforcement resources to be utilized more efficiently. Grant funds will also be used to purchase a digital covert recording device that will be easily concealable either on an officer's person or in a discrete location and a multimedia projector for community outreach, including law enforcement presentations to homeowner's associations, neighborhood crime watches, and other civic groups.


Date Created: September 16, 2009