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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, $13,400)

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 city of Foley will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG to expand the Foley Police Department's equipment inventory so that the officers will be able to effectively and efficiently combat drugs offenders, gang members, and other violent criminals. Equipping the officers is one of the best ways to insure their safety and the safety of the agencies with which they provide mutual aid. The goal is to ensure the safety of Foley Police officers when they confront violent offenders thereby safeguarding and facilitating the safety and security of the citizens. The police department will purchase 16 ballistic shields, nine leg armor pieces, and 10 hydration systems.


Date Created: September 21, 2009