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Lawrence Police Department JAG Project

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $18,302)

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 Lawrence, through the Lawrence Police Department, will use this Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award to purchase tactical law enforcement and technologically advanced equipment for use by street patrol and K9 officers. Tactical equipment and upgraded technological devices will assist police officers to suppress and control crime while increasing officer safety and saving the lives of citizens.


Date Created: August 19, 2010