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Law Enforcement Equipment and Overtime Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $46,049)

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 Rensselaer County and the city of Troy will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $46,049 to purchase equipment and cover overtime costs. The city of Troy, serving as the fiscal agent, will use the entire award to assist the Troy Police Department with the purchase of a license plate reader to be used in zone-focused patrols and multi-jurisdictional enforcement actions. Funds will also be put towards overtime costs related to officers deployed on extra shifts in high-crime activity areas.


Date Created: September 3, 2009