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Law Enforcement Equipment

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $21,813)

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 Las Vegas and San Miguel County will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG funds in the amount of $21,813 to support criminal justice initiatives. The city of Las Vegas, serving as the fiscal agent, will use its share of the award to purchase equipment to assist Las Vegas Police Department's evidence collection and offender prosecution efforts. San Miguel County will use its share of the awards to purchase rifles and ammunition to enhance San Miguel County Sheriff Office deputies' safety. JAG funds will assist local law enforcement agencies within San Miguel County stabilize the local budget.


Date Created: September 13, 2009