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Hempstead NY Police FY10 Edward Byrne Memorial JAG

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $42,709)

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 village of Hempstead, through the police department, will use 2010 JAG funds in the amount of $42,709 to purchase law enforcement equipment. Specifically, the Hempstead Police Department will purchase a Live Scan Unit. This new unit will allow officers to process subjects faster than the current method and will greatly reduce time spent in the station, therefore increasing presence in the community.


Date Created: August 19, 2010