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Walker County Officer Safety and Technology Improvement Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $36,631)

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).

Walker County will use the JAG grant towards investigative law enforcement equipment for the Walker County Sheriff's Office. The project goals are to increase officer safety while in performance of their duties and to provide updated technology to give the officer the ability to perform these duties more safely and to more efficiently collect evidence.


Date Created: August 9, 2010