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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $16,429)

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 Laurens, through the Laurens Police Department, will use the FY 2010 JAG funds in the amount of $16,429 to purchase equipment and training. Specifically, an investigator will be enrolled in school to become a certified crime scene investigator; necessary equipment to enable the investigator to properly process the scenes and document and preserve the evidence will be purchased, and a pole camera where the officers can look into areas remotely to access the situation will be purchased. The acquisition of this equipment and training will enhance the organization as well as the safety within the community.


Date Created: August 23, 2010