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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $21,524)

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 Brattleboro will use FY 10 JAG funds to purchase law enforcement equipment, supplies, technology enhancements and overtime. Specifically, the Brattleboro Police Department will focus efforts on the Safe Streets/Smart Policing Program. Grant funds will be used to increase street patrols, install video cameras in high crime areas, purchase computer/software equipment and ballistic shields. These significant enhancements will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Brattleboro Police Department.


Date Created: September 9, 2010