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FY 2011 JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $12,915)

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 Village of Wellington will use the FY 2011 JAG funds for Connecting Cops and Kids National Training Opportunity Program and equipment for the Wellington Police Department. The funds will be used to provide the needed Cops and Kids training to five police officer and three key personnel involved in the revitalization of at-risk neighborhoods. It is anticipated that the training will assist with identifying best-practice strategies on how to implement the Cops and Kids program. The department will also purchase three laser speed guns that will replace the current antiquated speed control guns. Laser speed guns will be widely used in the public safety field. The JAG funds for training and equipment purchases will enable the Village of Wellington Police Department to improve officer safety and efficiency, thereby increasing the overall safety of the community.


Date Created: August 14, 2011