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Equipment Improvements

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $12,465)

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 Saint Peters Police Department will use their Fiscal Year 2009 Local JAG award ($12,465) to purchase equipment. They will purchase portable, digital audio recorders that will enable officers to more accurately document citizen contacts; an impulse laser measuring device to be used for the purpose of documenting traffic accidents and crime; and a self-contained, portable lighting device to be used by investigating officers at crime scenes.


Date Created: August 20, 2009