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Law Enforcement Vehicle Improvement Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $26,060)

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).

Cherokee County will use the JAG funds towards the replacement of aging police vehicles. Funds will support the purchase of new police cruisers that will be equipped with video technology and additional accessories that will help ensure a functional and better prepared fleet for law enforcement activities in the county. Due to the increased incidence of meth labs and marijuana growth in the county, the increase of functional police cruisers will be an instant and valuable asset for law enforcement.


Date Created: September 13, 2009