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Sierra Vista Officer Equipment Project

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $67,764)

This grant program is authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) (the 'Recovery Act') and by 42 U.S.C. 3751(a). The stated purposes of the Recovery Act are: to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery; to assist those most impacted by the recession; to provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health; to invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits; and to stabilize state and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive state and local tax increases. The Recovery Act places great emphasis on accountability and transparency in the use of taxpayer dollars.

Among other things, it creates a new Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and a new website ' Recovery.gov ' to provide information to the public, including access to detailed information on grants and contracts made with Recovery Act funds.

The Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program funded under the Recovery Act is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. Recovery JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system, from multi-jurisdictional drug and gang task forces to crime prevention and domestic violence programs, courts, corrections, treatment, and justice information sharing initiatives. Recovery JAG funded projects may address crime through the provision of services directly to individuals and/or communities and by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice systems, processes, and procedures.

The city of Sierra Vista will use their Recovery Act JAG award for law enforcement equipment. Specifically, the JAG funds will be used to purchase a police cruiser, mobile data terminals, uniforms, publications, ballistic helmets, crime scene evidence kits, handguns, shotguns, tasers, gas masks, ammunition, badges, rapid tech for decals, bike racks, car lighting, window guards, flashlights with car charger, siren speaker, vehicle decals, shotgun lock mount, push bars, prisoner screen, car radio, unitrol, top lights and mount, hand held portable radio, micro cassette recorder and tapes, crime scene tape, first aid kit, flares, personal protection kits, radio programming, and uniform maintenance for two new police officer positions. These purchases will help increase officer safety and enhance service to the community.


Date Created: June 21, 2009