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Nylon Duty Belt and Duty Gear

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $11,581)

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 Alcoa will use the JAG funds to purchase nylon duty belts and related equipment for the city police department. The police department is transitioning to nylon gear to prevent lower back problems for officers and to accommodate those officers with existing back issues. The police department plans to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed project through monitoring loss work time or reported back problems during the grant period.


Date Created: September 9, 2010