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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $38,305)

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 Panama City, through the police department, will use the JAG grant to purchase equipment and supplies. Specifically grant funds will be use to enhance in-vehicle mobile workstations by adding printers and printer stands and mounts to enhance the productivity of patrol officers. This equipment will provide officers with the capabilities to print reports, traffic citations, and traffic crash reports while in the field. In addition, funds will be used to purchase two fully equipped digital cameras and associated equipment, which will ensure that investigators will be able to take highly detailed photographs for investigative purposes and allow them to take detailed photographs of fingerprint evidence that can be entered into the Automated Fingerprint System (AFIS) for identification and apprehension of perpetrators. These projects will greatly increase the level of service to the citizens within the community.


Date Created: September 9, 2010