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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,815)

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).

Baker County, through the Baker County Sheriff's Office (BCSO), will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase video equipment and computers. Upon receipt of the micro cameras and recorders, the members of the BCSO Investigative Unit will be trained on the use of this equipment. Once the members of the Investigative Unit are familiarized with the operation of these micro camera/recorders, they will be placed on the clothing/body of undercover investigators and/or confidential informants to record the activity of covert operations. Copies of these recordings will be made available to the State Attorney's Office for possible prosecution. The computers will be installed in vehicles belonging to the BCSO Patrol Unit and set-up to communicate with the office's Computer Aided Dispatch system.


Date Created: September 16, 2009