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Kalamazoo JAG 2010

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $113,266)

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 of Kalamazoo County and the city of Kalamazoo will use their JAG award for law enforcement technology, equipment, and program enhancements to improve services to the citizens of the county. The city will serve as the fiscal agent, and the city and county will purchase law enforcement equipment, improve mobile computing and digital recording and storage technologies, offer computer-based training for officers, and implement community awareness and crime reduction initiatives. The goals of the projects are to enhance service delivery, increase officer safety, increase officer effectiveness, increase the use of digital technology in the criminal justice system, and enhance neighborhood crime reduction initiatives.


Date Created: August 15, 2010