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Mount Rainier Police Department Technical Development

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Prince George's County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $12,103)

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 Mount Rainier will use its 2009 Justice Assistance Grant ($12,103) to boost its crime reduction and prevention strategy. The funds will be used by the Police Department to purchase camera equipment and a patrol Segway. The decision by Mayor and City Council to use the 2009 grant funds in this way reflects a commitment to ensuring the health, safety and protection of the citizens of Mount Rainier by having well trained, equipped and prepared law enforcement officers. The Police Department will issue thorough, comprehensive written progress and fiscal reports to keep all interested parties apprised of the coordinated effort of moving forward toward the goal of preventing and reducing crime in Mount Rainier.


Date Created: September 22, 2009