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Officer Safety Enhancement Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $89,881)

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 Asheville has been identified as disparate with Buncombe County. The jurisdictions will share this Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award in the amount of $89,881. The city of Asheville, serving as the fiscal agent, submitted the joint application. The city of Asheville will identify and purchase quality digital video systems that are proven and will provide excellent evidentiary value. The City will work with IT staff and the vendor to install and train officers in the deployment of these systems. The county of Buncombe will identify and purchase a quality field proven mobile robotic surveillance and detection system. Awarded funds will also be used to train selected personnel in the use and deployment of the robotic detection unit.


Date Created: August 17, 2010