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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $19,481)

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 jurisdiction consisting of Bay County and the city of Bay will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award for law enforcement equipment. The county and the city will purchase tasers for their law enforcement agencies. Tasers have the ability to assist officers overcoming combative offenders in a safe and more efficient manner. Additionally, funds will be used to purchase Howler sirens, a covert digital recorder, and a Trionix pen camera to be used in undercover operations for the sheriff's office. The county will serve as the fiscal agent.


Date Created: September 16, 2009