U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Criminal Intelligence Unit Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $32,448)

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).

Henry County, through the Henry County Police Department, will use the FY 2010 JAG award to establish a Criminal Intelligence Unit (CIU). Grant funds will be used to purchase computers, multimedia hardware, telecommunications devices, power equipment, and crime and intelligence analysis training for a Unit Commander and Intel Analyst. This unit will work on methods of centralizing information and data sharing by exploiting data-driven approaches that maximizes resources with the intended goals of reducing and preventing crime.


Date Created: August 23, 2010