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Emergency Equipment Enhancement Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $80,500)

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 the city of Billings and the Yellowstone County will share this JAG award in the amount of $66,520 to purchase equipment to enhance emergency services and officer safety. The city of Billings, serving as the fiscal agent, will use funds to purchase LED lightbars for 10 patrol cars, ammunition for the patrol rifle program, 2 MDTs and related software (spares), radar units, tasers, digital voice recorders, stop sticks, shotgun replacement stocks and various uniforms and equipment for the Volunteer Patrol Unit. Yellowstone County will their share of the funds towards the purchase of a SWAT ballistic vest, a SWAT helmet, and a radar unit for the Sheriff's Office.


Date Created: August 26, 2010