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2010 Mobile Area Law Enforcement Initiative

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $196,121)

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 consisting of Mobile County and the city of Mobile will share the JAG award. Mobile County, serving as the fiscal agent, will use its share of JAG funds ($78,448) to purchase three patrol vehicles. The city of Mobile will use its share of JAG funds ($117,673) to purchase five patrol cars with emergency lights and sirens, 10 handheld speed enforcements radars, one fiber optic scope, and one rotary rescue saw. The goals of these projects are to increase safety for officers and improve communication.


Date Created: August 26, 2010