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2010 Law Enforcement and Technology Improvement Program Sheriff's Community Support and Technology Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $544,234)

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 consisting of the city of Birmingham and Jefferson County will use the JAG award in the amount of $544,234 towards law enforcement and technology initiatives. Each jurisdiction's allocation will be used for activities and projects that will provide meaningful and measurables outcomes consistent with the goals of the JAG program. The jurisdictions will use the funds for printers, laptops, cameras, gas detectors, vehicles, supplies, firearms, tasers, grenades, camcorders, headsets, radar guns, light bars, education and crime prevention programs, microscopes, and stress analyzers. The goals of these projects are to prevent and control crime, improve public safety, and increase officer safety.


Date Created: September 8, 2010