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FY 2009 Recovery Act JAG Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $31,999)

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 Noblesville will use its Fiscal Year 2009 Recovery Act JAG award in the amount of $31,999 to purchase e-citation printers for patrol cars, moving radar equipment, and F/X conversion kits for firing range training. The citation printers enable officers to print signature sheets, scan licenses, and document suspicious behavior while in their patrol cars. The printers enable officers to electronically submit data directly into the in-house servers. Officers typically have to stop normal patrol activities in order to operate stationary radar equipment. The JAG funds will enable the department to operate moving radar while conducting other law enforcement activities and spot checking traffic. Lastly, the purchase of F/X conversion kits for the conversion of firearms will increase the opportunities for firearm training, as the simunition cartridges are less expensive than traditional ammunition. With the purchase of this equipment, the Noblesville Police Department will become a more productive, effective, and better trained police force.


Date Created: June 24, 2009