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2010 Local Police Targeted Enforcement

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $91,265)

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 Jackson and Madison County have agreed to equally share the FY 2010 JAG award and use the funds to pay for salaries and purchase Digital License Plate Readers (LPRs). The city of Jackson will serve as the fiscal agent for the award. Madison County will use their share of funds to pay the salary of one full-time deputy sheriff and one part-time court security guard. The security officer will provide a safe and secure environment for courtroom employees, courtroom spectators, and citizens of Madison County. The city of Jackson will use the JAG funds to purchase three LPRs that will be placed in the uniform patrol units for directed enforcement and street saturation duties that target high crime areas.


Date Created: September 9, 2010