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Officer Safety Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $33,447)

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 jurisdiction consisting of Jefferson City and Cole County will use this Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award to purchase law enforcement equipment for the improved safety and effectiveness of law enforcement officers. The city of Jefferson, through the Jefferson Police Department, will use their share of the funds to purchase personal protective equipment for officers, and nine Type III SWAT vests. Cole County, through the Cole County Sheriff's Office, will use its share of the funds to purchase 10 dash cameras to be mounted in patrol cars. The goal of the project is to improve the safety of police officers/sheriff deputies.


Date Created: August 24, 2010