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Searcy Police Department AWIN Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $14,878)

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 comprising of the city of Searcy and White County will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase law enforcement equipment. The city of Searcy will serve as the fiscal agent for this grant. White County supports the full allocation to be used by the city of Searcy. The city will use the grant funds to purchase six Motorola XTL 1500 Arkansas Wireless Information Network P25 radios, six 9600 baud digital trunking systems, and six antenna and auxiliary speakers. The goals of this project are to increase officer safety and serve the general public more efficiently by increasing the ability to communicate with other agencies statewide.


Date Created: September 8, 2009