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2010 Joint Application to Upgrade and Supplement Equipment

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $50,911)

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 Floyd county and the city of Rome will use the JAG award towards law enforcement equipment. Floyd county, serving as the fiscal agent, will use $22,925 to purchase upgrades to existing glock weapons, id card system, laptops and hard drives. The city of Rome will use $28,020 to purchase mobile cameras, a license plate reader, and other law enforcement equipment and technology upgrades. The project goal is to reduce crime and victimization in both communities by using preventive measures and updated equipment and technology tools to address any situation involving public safety along with increasing officer safety.


Date Created: August 9, 2010