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Marked Police Patrol Car Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $21,261)

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 town of West Warwick, through the police department, will use FY 10 JAG funds to purchase law enforcement equipment. Specifically, the West Warwick Police Department will purchase one marked police patrol cruiser. The purchase of the vehicle will be beneficial in replacing some of the current unsafe fleet, due to high mileage and costly repairs.


Date Created: August 31, 2010