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Sequoyah County Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $21,840)

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 grantee will use JAG funds to purchase tasers, portable radios, radio equipment for patrol vehicles and a swift water rescue boat. The radios will improve signals in remote areas of Sequoyah County, thus improving responses and increasing officer safety. The tasers will provide a less-than-lethal alternative when subduing criminals and improve safety for the officers and for citizens alike. Lastly, the swift water rescue boat will enable the Sheriff's department to act as first responders to water related accidents within the county.


Date Created: August 14, 2011