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2010 Justice Assistance Grant APD/BCSO Equipment and Technology

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $755,341)

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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Bernalillo County and the city of Albuquerque will share the FY 2010 Local JAG award in the amount of $755,341 towards law enforcement initiatives. The city of Albuquerque, serving as the fiscal agent, will use grant funds for computer software, licenses, and server hardware. Bernalillo County will use grant funds for upgrading communications technology, training, and defibrillator hardware. The county will also use a portion of their funding to maintain and improve its Air Support Unit, which plays a critical role in vehicle pursuits. The goals of this project are to enhance public safety efforts, crime analysis, and communications.


Date Created: August 17, 2010