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Suffolk Police Department and Commonwealth's Attorney's Office Training and Equipment Grant

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $47,098)

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 Suffolk Police Department, in conjunction with the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office will provide leadership training and continuing education opportunities. Training will specifically focus on technical skills such as cell phone investigations, forensic science and computer assisted drafting. Additionally, marine patrol training equipment will be purchased to improve efficiency in the recovery of persons or objects in the water. The Commonwealth Attorney's Office will use funds to improve efficiency in case preparation and prosecution.


Date Created: August 15, 2011