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Replacement of Service Weapons for Police Officers

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $10,566)

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 city of Madison Heights will use JAG funding to purchase new service weapons for all sworn officers of the police department. The department purchased the current service weapons in 1999, and the weapons have experienced expected life cycle failures of the night sights due to the age of the equipment. In addition, some service weapons that were used more frequently due to the individual officer's assignment and duty related practice and qualification schedules have shown more wear, resulting in replacement of some weapon parts.


Date Created: August 12, 2010