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BJA FY 09 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $121,675)

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 West Palm Beach will use the JAG funds towards a security partnership project for the police department. Specifically, funds will be used to provide the salaries for two private security patrol officers who will be deployed as a team in eight hour patrol shifts, seven days a week in identified locations in the north and south areas of the city. The goals of this project are to provide a safer community, reduce crime rates, and apprehend criminals through the use of a contractual agreement with a private security firm. Security personnel will provide an extra set of eyes and ears in the community.


Date Created: September 16, 2009