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Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $10,500)

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).

Hoke County will use the 2009 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) to purchase one Flir Compact Thermal Imager. The Flir Compact Thermal Imager is sensitive to the infrared spectrum of light. The Flash Sight and Thermo sight imagers can give officers the location of fleeing suspects regardless of light levels or weather conditions. The goal is to enhance the tactical capabilities during search and/or rescue missions within Hoke County.


Date Created: September 9, 2009