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JAG Recovery Act Project

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $633,768)

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 Quincy, through the Quincy Police Department, and in collaboration with Norfolk County and thirteen jurisdictions, will use funds to benefit Norfolk County. Norfolk County will receive $0. The city of Quincy will be the fiscal agent for the award and will utilize $63,376.80 of the funds for administrative costs. The city of Quincy will use $144,368.10 for officer training and police officer salaries. The town of Avon will use $12,070.80 to purchase three patrol rifles, four laptop computers, and a radar unit. The town of Bellingham will use $11,266.20 to update three mobile data terminals. The Braintree Police Department will use $48,605.40 to purchase two marked police cruisers. The town of Brookline Police Department will use $86,749.20 to purchase computer hardware and software. The town of Canton Police Department will use 25,107.30 for police officer overtime to support officer collaborative efforts and training attendance. The town of Dedham will use 9,978.30 to fund two trainings and overtime for patrols. The town of Foxborough will use $21,888.90 to purchase new equipment for their cruisers, including rifles, vests, gun racks, PBT's, and digital cameras. The town of Norwood will use $15,290.10 for overtime for investigations, security monitoring, and a ballistic shield. The town of Plainville will use $9,657 for overtime for police officers and detectives, which may include training time and basic equipment. The town of Weymouth will use $54,560.70 to purchase two marked police cruisers. The Randolph Police Department will use $69,528.60 to purchase 25 portable police radios, 10 mobile police radios, and a video camera surveillance system. The town of Stoughton will use $51,663.60 for overtime directed patrols, recording equipment, firearms equipment, traffic enforcement equipment, and fingerprinting equipment. The town of Wellesley will use $9,657 for overtime related to drug enforcement.


Date Created: August 11, 2009