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Fiscal Year 2010 JAG

Award Information

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Awardee County
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $12,962)

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).

Ravalli County, through its Sheriff's Office, will use JAG funds to purchase dependable recording equipment (digital audio recorders, digital cameras) for patrol deputies and, in the case of audio recorders, deputies and reserve deputies. Funds will also be used to purchase a "crisis phone" for use in holding conversations from a safe distance with barricaded suspects or suspects holding hostages. Finally, staffroom and report writing stations will receive new chairs which will provide ergonomic seating for patrol deputies attending shift-change briefings or meetings and typing case reports or daily logs. These critical tools will improve the deputies' ability to go about their day-to-day work and make their workplace more efficient and functional.


Date Created: August 26, 2010