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Improving Law Enforcement Programs

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $10,838)

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).

Madison County will utilize its grant funding by providing the funding to the Madison County Sheriffs Department to purchase in-car laptops for better time management of the officers. Laptops will allow officers to complete reporting from their vehicles, which will allow more time to devote towards crime prevention. The laptops will further afford officers the ability to run tags, have access to jail records, photos for identification, wanted persons check, and outstanding warrants, without having to call dispatch and wait for the information.


Date Created: August 23, 2010