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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, $25,973)

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 La Porte County and the city of Michigan will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase equipment. The La Porte County Sheriff's Office, serving as the fiscal agent, will complete three projects with their JAG funds including the purchase and installation of E-Citation equipment for 14 additional department owned patrol squad cars, the installation of 34 Jotto Desk mobile data computer stand units in various deputy vehicles, and the installation of 24 in-car video systems in the La Porte Sheriff's Office squad cars. The city of Michigan Police Department will utilize their funds to enhance their mobile data computer system with wireless security cameras targeting densely populated and high crime areas within the corporate limits of Michigan City.


Date Created: September 16, 2009