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Law Enforcement Enhancement Project.

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $80,397)

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 the county of Sussex, the cities of Milford and Seaford, and the towns of Laurel and Georgetown will use the 2010 Justice Assistance Grant ($80,397) to boost their coordinated crime prevention and reduction strategies. The towns of Georgetown ($20,454), Laurel ($17,615) and Milford ($22,124) Police Departments will use the funds to purchase equipment. The Seaford Police Department ($20,204) will purchase a police cruiser. The decision by the municipalities to use the grant funds in this way reflects their commitment to ensuring the health, safety and protection of their citizens by having well trained, equipped and prepared law enforcement agencies. The Georgetown Police Department will submit the required programmatic and fiscal reports to keep all interested parties apprised of the coordinated effort of moving forward toward the goal of preventing and reducing crime in Sussex County.


Date Created: August 12, 2010