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Investigations Division Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $12,759)

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).

Augusta County will use JAG grant funds in the amount of $12,759 to support the Augusta County Sheriff's Department. The Augusta County Sheriff's Department will purchase tactical uniforms and equipment for the Patrol Division and Civil Process Division. Crime scene processing supplies and new equipment such as an SLR camera kit and a DVD camcorder kit also will be purchased for the Criminal Investigations Division. The project goals are to increase crime scene processing and criminal investigations throughout the county.


Date Created: August 25, 2010