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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, $10,050)

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 city of Clinton, through the Clinton Police Department, plans to use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase equipment for the Patrol Division of the department. The purchase and implementation of tasers and golf cars will enable patrol officers and school resource officers to carry out their duties safer and more efficiently. The goal for the tasers will be to track officer injuries as a result of arrest confrontations. The department will continue to monitor the use of force reports and track officer injuries. The goal for the golf cars is to provide quicker and more effienct access to all areas of both the Clinton High-Sampson Middle School complex and Sampson Community College complex.


Date Created: August 30, 2009