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Law Enforcement Equipment

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $43,439)

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).

Aiken County, through the sheriff's office, will utilize the FY 2010 JAG funds for law enforcement equipment. Specifically, the Aiken County Sheriff's Office intends to purchase mobile data terminals (MDTs) for the patrol vehicles. The MDTs will used for the investigation of criminal activity within the County. MDTs will provide immediate identification of wanted persons as well as stolen vehicles, weapons or other items.


Date Created: August 23, 2010