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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $690,393)

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 Oklahoma City, serving as the fiscal agent for this award, will share the FY 2010 JAG award in the amount of $690,393 with four disparate jurisdictions within Oklahoma County. In a disparate situation, the units of local government must apply for an award with a single, joint application. Each jurisdiction's allocation will be used for activities and projects that will provide meaningful and measurable outcomes consistent with the goals of the JAG program. The Oklahoma City Police Department will purchase a new mobile command post (MCP) for the department. The MCP will be used to respond to emergency situations, disasters and callouts where extended service and manpower utilization are needed. The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office will use JAG funds to replace six of their highest mileage patrol cars. Five in-car cameras will be purchased by the Midwest City Police Department and two in-car cameras will be purchased by the Edmond Police Department in order to capture video evidence of traffic stops, DUI arrests, pursuits and other police department activity. JAG funds will be used by the Del City Police Department to purchase updated equipment in the form of shotguns, ballistic helmets, tasers, taser supplies and to equip and supply an ambulance for law enforcement use.


Date Created: August 29, 2010