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Upgrade/Enhance Law Enforcement Equipment

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $20,907)

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 Altoona Police Department & the Blair County Sheriff's Office will use the FY 2011 grant funds to purchase interoperable communications equipment to coordinate mutual efforts to apprehend fugitives, including those individuals who have outstanding arrest warrants for failure to pay costs and fines, domestic relations payments, parole violators, and individuals wanted for felony criminal violations.


Date Created: August 23, 2011