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Improved Patrol Project - Sequoyah County

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $27,388)

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).

Sequoyah County will use their JAG award in the amount of $27,388 to purchase a 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe and other related equipment for the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Department. The new vehicle will be used to patrol rural areas comprised of primitive dirt roads, low water bridges and creek crossings. The deputies will also use the new vehicle to patrol Interstate I-40, as well other highways in the county. The new vehicle and equipment will provide safe and reliable transportation for the officers and result in an estimated $5000 in maintenance cost savings over the course of one year.


Date Created: August 29, 2010