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FY 2010 JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $10,095)

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 the city of Miami and Ottawa County will use their JAG award in the amount of $10,095 to purchase LED light bars for patrol cars, LED flashlights, and jail control equipment. The Miami Police Department will use the funds to replace obsolete light bars on three patrol cars. The flashlights will increase officer safety and will be used by officers for several purposes, to include nighttime traffic control. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department operates the county jail, which is frequently at capacity. The Sheriff's Department will purchase bean bag rounds, OC powder, OC spray and grenades for jail control. This equipment will enhance safety for jail staff, officers, prisoners and citizens.


Date Created: August 29, 2010