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Law Enforcement Skills Enhancement Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $12,496)

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).

Union County, through the sheriff's office, will utilize the JAG grant towards officer training initiatives. Specifically, grant funds will be used to outfit a training lab with equipment and computer software, including simulated training scenarios. This simulated training system will provide officers a safe conduct of training while creating a realistic experience. This training can measure the officers' success and underscore where improvements can be made. The goals of this project are to improve officer training and capabilities, officer safety, and the overall public safety of the county.


Date Created: September 9, 2010