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Equipment Upgrade

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $48,102)

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 Perry, the city of Marion, and the city of Uniontown will use their fiscal year 2009 Local JAG award funds to purchase general and tactical equipment. The city of Uniontown will serve as the fiscal agent. They will purchase 10 glock 22s, three tough book laptops, three bar code scanners and printer, and 10 bullet proof vests. These funds will enable all officers to carry the same caliber gun and safeguard their lives by wearing bullet proof vests. By purchasing laptops and printers, officers will be able to write and print electronic tickets that will reduce the amount of time spent on traffic stops. The goal of the city is to increase efficiency, reduce crime, and increase the safety of their police officers.


Date Created: August 18, 2009