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Drug Enforcement/Violent Criminal Organizations

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $17,917)

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 county of Bladen, through the Bladen County Sheriff's Office (BCSO), will utilize Fiscal Year 2010 JAG funds to enhance law enforcement. The BCSO will pay overtime to experienced law enforcement officers to continue work on drug and violent crime interdiction teams. The teams will focus on targeted neighborhoods and conduct various interdiction tactics aimed at identifying and arresting traffickers, sellers, and buyers and disrupting the sale of drugs, firearms and stolen property while also curbing the incident of violent criminal activity.


Date Created: August 17, 2010