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Incident Command Vehicle

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $17,027)

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 Peabody will use JAG funds to purchase law enforcement equipment for the Peabody Police Department. Spcifically, a 2011 Ford Econoline Van will be purchased. The van will be outfitted as a police cruiser to perform the function of an Incident Command Vehicle. The Peabody Police Department is the sole law enforcement agency authorized under the charter of the City of Peabody Massachusetts, and as such, provides law enforcement service to a population of 51,930. The lack of a permanently recognizable field incident command location has severely hindered both coordination efforts and communication. The addition of this van would solve both issues.


Date Created: August 31, 2010