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National Crime Information Center for LAW Enforcement Equipment

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $58,947)

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 Columbia and Maury county has agreed to share the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 JAG funds of $58,947.00 for Law Enforcement equipment and training. The city of Columbia will act as the Fiscal Agent. The city will use the funds ($31,974.00) to purchase laptop computers that will enable the officers to complete reports in the field, and have immediate access to check vehicle registrations, driver license status, perform stolen property checks, and to check persons for active warrants. The county will use their portion of ($29,880.00) to purchase one new patrol vehicle and emergency equipment. The new equipment will enhance the ability of both entities to provide professional and efficient services to the citizens.


Date Created: August 3, 2010