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Officer Safety & Police Enforcement

Award Information

Award #
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $13,066)

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 Crow Tribe will use this Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award to acquire much needed equipment for officer safety and police enforcement. With the funds, the Crow Tribe plans to further outfit the Tribal Police members with protective body armor, tasers, and several weapons. The equipment will enhance community policing and will protect officers should additional force be necessary.


Date Created: August 19, 2010