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Less-Lethal Force Initiative Expansion

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $15,141)

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).

Jasper County will use JAG funds towards law enforcement initiatives for the sheriff's office. Specific purchases include tasers, holsters, cartridges, and digital power magazines. The project goal is to provide officers in a less-lethal method to reduce the risk of injury to the officers, the subject, and bystanders.


Date Created: September 9, 2010