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Efficiency Improvements to, and Stabilization of, Law Enforcement Efforts Addressing Violent Crime Issues in Dane County

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $168,634)

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).

The city of Madison is the fiscal agent for this award. The funds will be used to provide the Dane County Sheriff's Office with enhanced computer software. The city of Madison Police Department proposes to use the funds to purchase law enforcement equipment and supplies, including two police vehicles, forensic equipment, software licences, and an interactive whiteboard for training. They also plan to contract with service providers and to partially fund a grant administrator.


Date Created: September 2, 2010