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Law Enforcement Equipment Improvement Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $61,326)

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).

Arlington County will use JAG grant funds in the amount of $61,326 to support the Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) and the Arlington County Sheriff's Department (ACSD). The ACPD will purchase equipment to enhance operational capabilities of its Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, and Homeland Security Section. The ACSO will purchase rifles to enhance their capability to respond to emergencies and high-risk situations at the jail and at the courthouse complex.


Date Created: September 13, 2010