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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $28,350)

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).

Hall County, through the sheriff's office, will use the JAG award to purchase five in-car video monitoring systems with wireless upload for patrol cars. These video cameras will improve the service provided to the citizens and will allow for the department to definitively assess possible complaints against the department, assist in prosecution of cases, use for enhancing the county's current high school Teen Driving Program with real-world incidents, and create an accurate assessment of an officer's conduct as to better evaluate their training needs for improved and safer interaction with the public.


Date Created: August 15, 2010