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Enhanced Evidence Collection Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $40,491)

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).

Yavapai County will use the JAG funds to purchase a fiberoptic roadside access scope, in-car video systems, body wires, GPS trackers, and video recorders for the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office. The project goals are to strengthen the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office the ability to track crime suspects and record audio and video evidence to enhance the successful prosecution of criminals.


Date Created: August 17, 2010