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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $19,875)

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).

Jackson County, through the sheriff's office, will utilize the FY 2010 JAG funds to purchase equipment. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office intends to purchase copiers for the Investigations Division and the Patrol Division Squad room; software to reprogram their mobile and portable radios; Acrobat Ultimate Pro along with USB electronic signature pads to enable documents to be made, signed, and archived on the computer lessening the need to have forms printed professionally; and an 80-inch long fiber optic scope that can be used by patrol to search the cavities on vehicles, including but not limited to gas and diesel tanks, screw holes, and tail pipes.


Date Created: August 12, 2010