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Training and Technology Initiatives

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $165,451)

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).

Clayton County, through the police department, will use the FY 2010 JAG grant to support training and law enforcement initiatives. Specifically, grant funds will be used to purchase a Reactionary Shooting Lane, Use of Force Training simulator, and other law enforcement equipment. These equipment purchases will be used in conjunction with a live fire shoot house training. The goal of this project is to establish a training environment which would allow the officer's training to better replicate the "real" world. This will increase officer safety on the job, and also the safety of citizens throughout the county.


Date Created: August 24, 2010