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Patrol Vehicle Purchase

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $13,371)

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).

Eaton County will use JAG funds to purchase a police vehicle for road patrol in the county. There are at least three vehicles that need to be rotated out of the fleet due to mileage and wear and tear, and it will be difficult to replace them because of the county's budget deficit. A patrol car that is properly equipped with emergency equipment is a necessity for deputies to perform their functions safely and effectively, which include responding to emergency calls, making traffic stops, standing by at accident scenes, and assisting stranded motorists.


Date Created: September 9, 2010