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Law Enforcement and Planning, Evaluation and Technology Improvement Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $109,745)

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 St. Lucie County and the city of Fort Pierce will use their JAG award in the amount of $109,745 to purchase law enforcement equipment. St. Lucie County, serving as the fiscal agent, will enhance its Bomb Disposal Team (B.D.T.) through the purchase of a digital controller, digital radio repeater and first responder PK4 cartridge mask filters. The purchase of this equipment will aid the Sheriff's Office in better serving the St. Lucie County community. Fort Pierce will use funds to purchase new servers, digital video recorders, and other law enforcement supplies for the police department. These purchases will serve to support the police department's community policing, gang abatement and crime prevention/reduction initiatives and will also provide a great impact on the personal safety of each officer. Funds will be split evenly between both jurisdictions.


Date Created: August 12, 2010