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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $10,375)

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 Ouachita County and the city of Camden will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $10,375 to support the needs of local law enforcement. Ouachita County and Camden City have agreed to allow the entire amount of the funding to be used for law enforcement equipment enhancements for the Camden Police Department. The Police Department will obtain ten digital handheld radios, five remote speaker microphones, and a FCC license. This project will increase officer and citizen safety.


Date Created: September 21, 2009