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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, $157,112)

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 Stark County and the cities of Canton and Alliance will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $157,112 to support the needs of the local law enforcement agencies. The Canton Police Department plans to use the funds from this grant to increase the ability of their officers to obtain vital information in the field. They will purchase docking stations and consoles for all of their cruisers. This will provide access to all police department records, statewide law enforcement records, and dispatch information. The Canton Police Department will also use some of these funds to pay for air cards to facilitate the connection to all their law enforcement systems. The Stark County Sheriff's Office will obtain a server, which will be used primarily as a back-up staging device, tape drive to replace the two existing older models. The Alliance Police Department will use their funds to support overtime focused on reducing traffic accidents, injuries, and fatalities by reducing speeding and increasing traffic safety in identified and documented high risk areas.


Date Created: September 17, 2009