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Law Enforcement Equipment Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $88,706)

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 city of Holyoke will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $88,706 to acquire equipment for the Holyoke Police Department. The department will purchase surveillance cameras to monitor high crime and traffic areas, flat screen televisions to be used with the surveillance cameras on a twenty-four hour basis, ultra-sonic gun cleaner to maintain service weapons, and bulletproof vests for officer safety.


Date Created: September 16, 2009