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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, $15,193)

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 Lee County and the city of Sanford will use the FY 2010 JAG award in the amount of $15,193 to purchase technology and equipment in order for their officers to provide better service. The city of Sanford, serving as the fiscal agent, will purchase an advanced forensic dual workstation with filters and a steel cart that will allow detectives to process evidence that has been treated with either powder or chemicals. They will also provide investigators in the field, equipment that will allow them to more thoroughly and efficiently process crime scenes, recover evidence, and photograph scenes. Lee County will purchase shotguns and a Voice Interoperability Plan for Emergency Responders (VIPER) radios.


Date Created: September 8, 2010