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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, $130,957)

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 consisting of Rutherford County, Smyrna Town, and the cities of La Vergne and Murfreesboro will use their joint Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to enhance their overall law enforcement and criminal justice capabilities. This will be accomplished through the acquisition of traditional law enforcement equipment to control, detect, or investigate crime or to prosecute criminals, and by acquiring technology improvement programs and implementing information systems for criminal justice purposes. The city of Murfreesboro will serve as the fiscal agent of the award. Rutherford County will use their share of the grant funds to purchase a polycom judicial wall system, video conferencing components, display units, electronic and audio components, control systems, cables, and mounting racks. Smyrna Town will use their share of the grant funds to purchase computers, software packages, hard drives, synthesized receiver kits, repeaters, receivers, cameras, and flash cards. The city of La Vergne will use their share of the grant funds to purchase a traffic radar trailer, flashlights and accessories, badges, and taser training cartridges. The city of Murfreesboro will use their share of the grant funds to purchase digital cameras, scopes, batteries, flash units, speed lights, video lights, macro lenses, HD camcorders, rain suits, ladders, laser trajectory kits, infrared thermometers, scene screens, power converters, and video lights. The purchase of this equipment will enhance the agencies' ability to provide professional and efficient law enforcement service to its citizens.


Date Created: September 16, 2009