Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $50,668)
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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of the county of Cayuga and the city of Auburn will use their Fiscal Year 2009 Recovery Act JAG award in the amount of $50,668 to purchase equipment and training for a joint taser program. The Auburn Police Department will use $38,278 and the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office will use $12,390 to purchase twenty-seven tasers, related equipment, and instructor certification training. Both agencies will send selected officers to Taser International instructor training. Once these officers have completed training, they will then be responsible for the immediate training of their respective police force. It is the goal of both agencies to have all law enforcement personnel trained with full deployment of tasers by September 2009.
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