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Hardeman County Taser Introduction and Equipment Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,056)

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).

Hardeman County will use this Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award towards law enforcement equipment for the sheriff's office. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase tasers, cartridges, holsters, batteries, emergency lighting equipment and sirens. This equipment will enable the officers to perform their duties with an added measure of safety while conducting their duties to protect and serve the community.


Date Created: September 16, 2009