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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $80,805)

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).

York County, the city of York, and the York Area Regional Police Department will use JAG funds to enhance law enforcement operations. Specific grant funded activity will involve the purchase of emergency lighting equipment for patrol motorcycles, motorcycle patrol unit uniforms, GPS tracking systems, a covert camera, laptop computers, and upgraded records management system software. Funds will also be directed towards overtime costs associated with targeted patrols and community policing efforts, as well as the implementation of an anonymous crime tip line. Though the county is eligible for a portion of the award, all funds will be used by the city of York and the York Area Regional Police Department to implement their initiatives. For grant administration purposes, the city will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.


Date Created: August 19, 2010