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Canine Unit Consolidation

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $23,153)

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 city of Gainesville, through the Gainesville Police Department, will use the JAG funds to purchase a canine to replace one that was unexpectedly medically retired. The police department will also use funds to provide training to the Canine Unit's supervisor (handler) to become a certified canine trainer. By purchasing the canine and training the handler, canines can be provided at the right times and at the right locations to deter and reduce crime in the city.


Date Created: August 16, 2010