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Underage Drinking Enforcement Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $17,600)

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 city of Chickasha and Grady County will use their JAG award in the amount of $17,600 to purchase surveillance equipment for police department enforcement activities; and tasers and radios for the Grady County Sheriff's Department. The police department equipment will include a covert recorder, a net book for the covert recorder, cameras, tasers and LED dash lights. The covert recorder, net book, and cameras are essential to document and gather evidence of crime in a covert operation. The ability to maintain less than lethal force is critical for both the officer and offender safety. The LED dash lights will create high visibility for unmarked detective units at critical points in covert investigations. Unmarked detective units are used consistently in the police department's alcohol-related enforcement activities, and they will be used in police department drug raids, as well as warrant service. The radios are essential for sheriff's deputies in the field, particularly in patrol areas that encompass a wide area of coverage.


Date Created: August 16, 2010