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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $127,167)

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 Fort Wayne and Allen County will share this Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award in the amount of $127,167. The city of Fort Wayne, serving as the fiscal agent, will utilize $76,300 to purchase audio/video recording equipment and supplies for five interview rooms located the Fort Wayne Police Department Headquarters. The equipment will provide an authentic, unaltered, and continuous record of Custodial Interrogations. Allen County will use $50,867 to upgrade technological equipment for the Allen County Sheriffs Department. The equipment will include such items as, digital in-car video cameras, cell phone extraction device with software, Forensic Recovery of Evidence Device, digital SLR camera, and supplies. These purchases will equip law enforcement officers and detectives with updated technology to assist in the conviction of offenders and deterrence of crime.


Date Created: August 16, 2010