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Fiscal Year 2010 JAG Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $59,913)

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 the cities of Lafayette and West Lafayette and the county of Tippecanoe will share this JAG award in the amount of $59.913. The city of Lafayette will utilize $49,510 to finance the expansion of the Lafayette Police Department's (LPD) crime prevention efforts through its Street Video Surveillance program. The LPD will purchase and install eight covert video surveillance cameras in selected locations in the city's downtown area. Each camera will be incorporated into existing street lights to appear as a natural component of the lighting system. This program will build upon the LPD's crime prevention strategy using video technology to reduce crime in the densely populated area of downtown Lafayette.

The city of West Lafayette will use $10,403 to purchase an off road utility vehicle for the West Lafayette Police Department. The utility vehicle will provide police and first responder services to citizens and visitors utilizing the City's parks and nature trails. The utility vehicle will be used in emergency situations such as, transporting injured persons from trails to a vehicle accessible area to receive medical treatment, improve officer response time to reports of criminal activity and ensure the safety of employees and patrons of city parks and nature trails.

The county of Tippecanoe has elected not to receive any award funds.


Date Created: August 25, 2010