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Patrol assistance grant 2

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $25,592)

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).

Mohave County will use the FY 2010 JAG funds to purchase police band radio equipment for the sheriff's office. The equipment will improve law enforcement programs by providing reliable police communications to patrol deputies, detectives, narcotics officers, and detention officers. The county contains some of the most rugged country in the United States including large portions of the Grand Canyon. The Mohave County Sheriff's Office is the primary law enforcement response agency for areas outside of the geographically small incorporated areas. Given the state of the economy and the county's poor fiscal conditions, there are no funds available locally to replace the unreliable equipment. Using JAG funds for this purpose will replace the old, outdated, and unreliable equipment.


Date Created: August 3, 2010