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Equipment Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $11,885)

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 Oktibbeha County, and the city of Starkville will share this Fiscal Year 2010 JAG Local award in the amount of $11,885. In a disparate situation, the units of local government must apply for an award with a single joint application. JAG funds will be used for the acquisition of tasers for the Starkville Police Department and Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department. The recipients' projects expect to lower the injury rate for officers, as well as train Officers and Deputies on use of tasers and where they lie in the use of force as outlined by general orders.


Date Created: August 25, 2010