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Fairfield County Police Cruiser Replacement Project

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $24,644)

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).

Fairfield County, through the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office, will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase an fully-equipped patrol vehicle to replace an older patrol vehicle. Due to budget cuts with the county budget, the county is unable to replace all of the older vehicles. With the purchase of the vehicle, the county will be able to provide patrol deputies with a safer and more reliable work environment. The addition will increase the police presence in the county and would not be possible without JAG funding.


Date Created: September 1, 2009