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Jeffersonville-Clarksville-Clark County Law Enforcement Equipment Upgrade

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $34,434)

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 city of Jeffersonville, town of Clarksville, and county of Clark will share this Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award in the amount of $34,434. The city of Jeffersonville, serving as fiscal agent, will purchase less than lethal force equipment and fund training for the Jeffersonville Police Department (JPD). The JPD will acquire 11 Tasers, holsters and cartridges, and provide training to law enforcement personnel responding to incidents requiring less than deadly force. The town of Clarksville will purchase firearms for the Clarksville Police Department. The acquisition of 24 40 Caliber pistols will equip law enforcement officers with a lightweight, polymer frame point and shoot weapon suited for use in the field. Clark County will purchase a new interview room taping console for the Clark County Sheriff's Office (CCSO). The new digital video/audio recording equipment will improve the effectiveness of the CCSO's current interview room by enhancing the quality of recorded testimony during custodial interrogations.


Date Created: August 16, 2010