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Annual JAG 2010 Enhancements to Ingham County System of Justice

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $156,836)

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 disparate jurisdictions of the city of Lansing and Ingham County will use their JAG award in the amount of $156,836 for law enforcement purposes. The city of Lansing, serving as the fiscal agent, will purchase a much needed pontoon boat necessary to increase the effectiveness of law enforcement during major city events, an important training tool which simulates high risk situations, and useful thermal imaging devices which will increase the department's ability to minimize illicit drug manufacturing. Ingham County will enhance law enforcement by purchasing advanced equipment to increase the integrity of evidence important to the judicial process.


Date Created: August 5, 2010