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Improving Covert Surveillance Capabilities.

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $25,616)

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).

Henry County will use the JAG funds to update the covert surveillance video equipment for county law enforcement. The funds will purchase one of the newest digital surveillance video and audio recorders with multi-use functional cameras. The new equipment will improve the video and audio quality resulting in an increase in successful prosecutions and officer safety.


Date Created: September 7, 2009