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Patrol Division Enhancement Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $56,352)

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 Florence, through the Florence Police Department, will use the FY 2010 JAG funds in the amount of $56,352 to purchase equipment. Specific purchases will include 100 uniform matching exterior body armor vest carriers, a tactical covert throw phone with built-in camera system to be used for the Emergency Response Team, shotguns for patrol officers during normal work schedules, digital cameras for the North and South Region supervisors and specialized units, and snap-on weapon lights for all department pistols for use in limited light situations. The acquisition of the equipment will enhance the safety of the citizens in the community.


Date Created: September 9, 2010