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Recovery Act JAG Joint Application

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $3,136,933)

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 of Tulsa County and the cities of Tulsa, Bixby, Broken Arrow, Owasso, Sands Springs, and Skiatook will use their Recovery Act JAG funds to provide the Tulsa County Sheriff's Department and each city's police department with law enforcement equipment enhancements. The Tulsa Police Department will be hiring six Crime Analysts and an Inventory Analyst. The Tulsa Police Department will also fund a SANE Project, Meth Cleanup project and a Gun Grant project. The Bixby Police Department will be purchasing tasers. The Broken Arrow Police Department will be purchasing handguns, targets, SOT Helmets, SOT Vests, digital cameras, in car cameras, bicycle equipment, and computer workstations. The Owasso Police Department will be purchasing a Prisoner Transport Van. The Sands Springs Police Department will be purchasing seven Wireless Mobile Computers. The Skiatook Police Department will be purchasing a booking DVR recording system and accident reconstruction equipment. The Tulsa County Sherriff's Office will be purchasing in car computers. The projects will increase officer safety and assist the officers to serve the general public more efficiently.


Date Created: August 12, 2009