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FY 10 JAG Sheriff's Office Grant

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $198,300)

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).

Escambia County, through the sheriff's office, will utilize the Fiscal Year 2010 JAG funds to enhance law enforcement. The Escambia County Sheriff's Office will purchase a pawn shop integrated software to increase capability to track and recover stolen property and mobile fingerprint devices to give deputies the ability to conduct fingerprint scans on the street. The sheriff's department will also use funds to operate the helicopter operations to allow the flying of their helicopter for increase law enforcement activities and the bike patrol unit to increase street level gang and narcotic patrols.


Date Created: August 16, 2010