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Law Enforcement Equipment and Public Safety Enhancement

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $116,565)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

Pitt County and the city of Greenville will use FY 2010 JAG funds to support multiple criminal justice initiatives. Specific grant funded activity will involve the purchasing of a patrol vehicle and associated equipment, portable radios, traffic cones and accessories for traffic control, lighting to enhance the safety of the community, and cameras to monitor activity in specific areas of the city. Funds will also be applied towards overtime costs incurred for targeted patrols. For grant administration purposes, the city has been designated as the fiscal agent for this award.


Date Created: August 9, 2010