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Police Safety Equipment Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $24,520)

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 Westbrook will use awarded JAG funds to purchase equipment to improve and enhance law enforcement in the local area. Grant funds will pay for electronic lock systems to be installed in patrol vehicles for $2,000, as well as outfit the cruisers with new cages at a cost of $10,000. Grant funding will allow for the purchase of weapon lights and new holsters for all agency rifles, shotguns, and pistols at a cost of $4,000. Funding will also pay for computers and air cards to be placed in cruisers at a cost of $8,520.


Date Created: August 9, 2010