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Equipment for Law Enforcement Enhancements

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $10,914)

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 McMinnville and Yamhill County have been certified disparate and have agreed to allow the city's police department to utilize the funds. The McMinnville Police Department (MPD) will use the FY 2010 JAG funds to purchase safety and communications equipment for the newly formed MPD Tactical Team. The new equipment will include a throw-phone, ear protection/amplifiers, battle dress uniforms, and a ballistic shield.


Date Created: September 2, 2010