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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,651)

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).

Rockingham County, through the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office, will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase needed law enforcement equipment. The sheriff's Office will procure a spike strip system, HOLO sighting system weaponry, sixteen camera DVRs for the county's detention facility, Halogen/LED flashlights, salient small tactical mirrors to assist with cell searches, leather belly belts for transporting high-risk inmates, a seatbelt cutter for the removal of items used by inmates or detainees when they attempt to harm themselves, Office Visio 2007 Software for the Detective Division, and public service announcement billboards. The messages on the billboards will convey crime prevention and public safety messages.


Date Created: September 17, 2009