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Special Operations - SWAT

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $80,688)

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).

Nassau County through the Sheriff's Office will utilize the Fiscal Year 2010 JAG funds to enhance law enforcement efforts. The Nassau County Sheriff's Office will purchase a custom, non-armored special operations vehicle for their SWAT team. The unit will replace their old, out-dated unit and will improve and enhance the law enforcement and homeland security measures in the County.


Date Created: August 17, 2010