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Enhancing Covert/Overt Law Enforcement Operations

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $31,645)

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).

Barrow County, through the sheriff's office, will utilize the FY 2010 JAG grant towards law enforcement initiatives. Specifically, the Barrow County Sheriff's Office will purchase equipment for its covert and overt law enforcement operations. These purchases will greatly enhance the safety of those who protect and serve and improve the quality of life for the citizens of Barrow County.


Date Created: August 24, 2010