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Special Response Team Equipment

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $24,908)

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 Escambia County and the cities of Brewton and Atmore will share the JAG award in the amount of $24,908 towards law enforcement initiatives. Grant funds will be used to purchase the safety and less-than-lethal equipment for officers on the Special Response Team. This project will increase police officers protection and the safety of the citizens in the community. The city of Brewton will serve as the fiscal agent.


Date Created: August 19, 2010