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Security Video Equipment

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $10,920)

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 Jacksonville and Morgan County will use JAG funds in the amount of $10,920 for law enforcement equipment. The city of Jacksonville will serve as the fiscal agent, and the city and county will receive equal shares of the award. Funds will be used by each jurisdiction to purchase a digital video recorder for the police department and sheriff's department. The recorders will be extremely beneficial for capturing incidents for evidentiary purposes and will enhance court house security for both employees and visitors.


Date Created: August 17, 2010