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Providing Superior Community Safety

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $46,415)

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 Deschutes County and the city of Bend will share this Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award in the amount of $46,415. The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office will use the County's JAG funds to purchase digital cameras, audio and video equipment, and riot gear. The Bend City Police Department will use the City's JAG funds to purchase a hostage negotiator phone system, a thermal imaging device, and remote area lighting systems.


Date Created: August 25, 2010