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Project Save a Life

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $36,159)

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 disparate jurisdictions of the city of Kokomo and Howard County will share this JAG award in the amount of $36,159 to sponsor the Kokomo Police Department (KPD) and Howard County Sheriffs Office (HCSO) initiative, Project Save a Life. The JAG award funds will be used to purchase automated external defibrillators (AEDs). The AEDs are a tool that will assist law enforcement officers to better serve the public by saving lives and providing first aid to the injured. The AEDs will be positioned within various city government buildings, law enforcement patrol and SWAT vehicles, law enforcement dispatch centers, and the Police Athletic/Activities League.


Date Created: September 9, 2010