U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Enhancing Public Safety Through Improved Technology

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $93,651)

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 consisting of Weld County and Greeley City will share this Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award in the amount of $93,651 towards law enforcement and technology initiatives. The city of Greeley, serving as the fiscal agent, will use $73,490 for laptop computers and software to upgrade their criminal justice software system. Weld County will use $20,161 to purchase GPS trackers, police tasers, and a firearms simulator. The project goals are to enhance public safety and improve efficiencies of operations for both the county and the city.


Date Created: August 16, 2010