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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $105,653)

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 San Juan County and Farmington City will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $105,653 to make necessary equipment and computer upgrades to assist their officers in training and every day responsibilities. The Farmington Police Department proposes the utilization of their allocated JAG funds for the purchase of various unfunded items of police equipment required to maintain operational efficiency and regional response capabilities. These items include patrol equipment and uniforms; investigatory equipment, programs, and uniforms; community outreach equipment and uniforms; school outreach equipment and uniforms; simulated training equipment; bicycle patrol equipment and uniforms; tactical equipment and munitions; police canine equipment and uniforms; and bomb disposal equipment and uniforms. San Juan County will use their share of JAG funding to replace 20 laptop computers and accessories for use by both deputies and detectives in the field. The current laptops are outdated and unable to operate with efficiency with new programs and applications.


Date Created: September 17, 2009