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Madison County Sheriff's Office Patrol and Rescue Vessel

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,130)

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).

Madison County will use their JAG award to purchase a police boat to conduct water patrol during critical dates to enforce boating laws and deter unsafe boating operations, to include operating a vessel under the influence. The goals of this project are to reduce the rate of crime and boating violations on heavily utilized bodies of water within Madison County.


Date Created: September 9, 2009