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FY 2010 JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $10,140)

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 of Pierre City and Hughes County will share this Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award. The city of Pierre, through its police department, will use JAG funds to purchase seven mobile scanners, one Taser X26 Electronic Control Device, and six point and shoot digital cameras. The scanners will allow officers to scan driver licenses and similar identification documents, which will increase officer efficiency and provide real time updating of reports. The Taser X26 Electronic Control Device will improve officer safety and provide them with a non-lethal option in dealing with suspects. The digital cameras, which have video capability, will be used by officers in the field to document and record visual evidence. Hughes County, through its sheriff's office, will use JAG funds to purchase purchase five Taser X26 Electronic Control Devices which will improve officer safety and provide them with a non-lethal option in dealing with suspects.


Date Created: August 25, 2010