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Officer Safety and Community Event Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $28,054)

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).

Laurens County, through the sheriff's office, will use the FY 2010 JAG award to support their Officer Safety and Community Event Project. Funds will allow the sheriff's office to purchase tasers, a golf cart with trailer, and 800 MHZ in-car radios. The tasers will be used by officers transporting violent criminals and will provide a less legal method of force for controlling offenders. The golf cart and trailer will be used during community events such as parades and festivals, as well as during DUI awareness and training activities with teenagers. The in-car radios will increase officer safety by expanding communication capabilities.


Date Created: August 3, 2010