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GPD Initial Taser Deployment Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $15,763)

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 Gaffney will use the JAG funds to purchase equipment for the police department. Specifically, the Gaffney Policy Department will purchase 15 taser units and supporting equipment. Officers will be trained and certified to utilize them within the first quarter of the grant period. These tasers will be an asset to officer safety throughout the department.


Date Created: September 8, 2009