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Cranston Police Department Unmarked Cruiser Upgrade

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $44,858)

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 Cranston will use the FY 10 JAG award to purchase unmarked police cruisers for the Cranston Police Department. The purchase of these vehicles will be beneficial in replacing some of the current unsafe fleet, due to high mileage and costly repairs. These vehicles will be used by the plain clothes division for crime investigations, administrative duties, training related to transportation, and to supplement the marked patrol fleet as needed.


Date Created: August 31, 2010