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Superior Police Night Protection Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $12,871)

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 of the city of Superior and Douglas County will use their local JAG award ($12,871) to fund needed equipment. The Superior Police Department will buy equipment to allow officers to function with a greater degree of safety in conditions of darkness, including rechargeable compact flashlights with brighter illumination, and sufficient number of traffic safety vests to equip all officers while working near traffic during periods of darkness. The Douglas County Sheriff's Department will use $4340 from the JAG award to purchase two radar sets for installation in their marked patrol vehicles. They will also purchase two additional X-26 Tasers to enhance officer safety and that of any suspect that displays a level of resistance or aggression that requires a high level of force to overcome.


Date Created: September 17, 2009