U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Continuation and Improvement of Law Enforcement Services

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $209,217)

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).

The disparate jurisdictions, consisting of the city of Tallahassee and Leon County, will use their FY 2010 JAG award in to support pre-trial services and law enforcement equipment purchases. The city of Tallahassee, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of funds ($85,217) to purchase handheld traffic citation writers and evidence security lockers for the Tallahassee Police Department. Leon County will use their share of funds ($124,000) to cover the salary, benefits, and overtime of two full-time Pre-trail Release Specialists within the Enhanced Pre-trial/Probation Tracking Program.


Date Created: August 12, 2010