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Law Enforcement Equipment Project

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $200,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The Shelby Township Police Department will use the grant funds to purchase three police vehicles and equipment for its new police station. Two police vehicles will be used for patrol, and the third vehicle will be used as both a patrol and crime scene vehicle. The new station will have a conference room, training room, and exercise facility, which the current station does not have. Since the township does not have funds to equip these rooms, funding will be used to furnish the conference and training rooms and to purchase audio visual equipment, exercise equipment, and training supplies. The conference room will be used for community meetings as well as department meetings, and furniture and audio visual equipment is required to make presentations to citizens. The training room will allow the police department to conduct onsite quarterly training for personnel.


Date Created: September 6, 2010