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Law Enforcement Equipment

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $30,200)

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 Quincy and Adams County will share this JAG award in the amount of $30,200. The city of Quincy, serving as the fiscal agent, will use its share of funding to purchase a telephone voice recording system for the police department. The department currently does not have the ability to record calls, and recording requests for a law enforcement response or information on an ongoing investigation is essential to providing quality services to citizens. Adams County will use its share of funds to purchase bulletproof vests for the sheriff's department. Officers patrol remote rural areas, and vests are required for officer safety.


Date Created: August 19, 2010