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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $704,762)

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 Pima County and the cities of South Tucson and Tucson will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $704,762 to support the needs of the local law enforcement agencies in the areas of personnel, training, equipment, supplies, and information systems. The Tucson Police Department will purchase rifles, tasers, and associated equipment that will provide officers in the field increased safety in both non-lethal and lethal situations. The Pima County Sheriff's Office will use its allocation to fund criminal prosecution and victim witness positions in the Attorney's Office. They will also purchase equipment, including technology enhancements, to increase their operational capabilities. The South Tucson Police Department will train officers, commanders, and civilian personnel, purchase subscriptions to criminal investigation and information systems, purchase a critical patrol vehicle and officer safety equipment, and upgrade basic information technology equipment.


Date Created: August 30, 2009