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Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Support

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $281,129)

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 Oakland County, the city of Pontiac, and the city of Southfield will use the JAG award in the amount of $281,129 for law enforcement and other criminal justice initiatives. Oakland County, serving as the fiscal agent, will use its share of funding to purchase equipment for a detention center, circuit court, and sheriff's office. The city of Pontiac will use funding to support personnel costs of police officer positions because the police department has experienced a significant reduction in sworn officers due to budget deficits. The city of Southfield will purchase equipment for police officers.


Date Created: August 15, 2010