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2009 Laramie County JAG Projects

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $60,229)

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 Laramie County and the city of Cheyenne will use their JAG award to support the needs of the local law enforcement agencies. The grant funds will assist in the prevention and control of crime and also improve the criminal justice system. The Cheyenne Police Department will use the grant funds to support overtime for special event security. This will assist the department and city in making these safe, family oriented events, without taking officers away from their other duties. The Laramie County Sheriff's Office will purchase two additional bicycles and train two additional bicycle officers to increase their presence in targeted areas. This will represent a 50 percent increase in Laramie County's bicycle officer capability. In addition, grant funds will also be used to pay overtime costs for the time spent by these officers on bicycle patrols.


Date Created: September 16, 2009