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JAG - Law Enforcement Enhancement FY 2011

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $55,831)

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 JAG funds will support projects in two municipalities - the city of Muskegon and the city of Muskegon Heights. The goals of the project are to enhance the efficiency of law enforcement and assist in the effective prosecution of cases. The city of Muskegon will use the JAG funds for the prosecution of city ordinance cases primarily dealing with neighborhood issues which affect the quality of life for all residents. The Muskegon Heights Police Department will use the JAG funds to purchase a new police cruiser and related equipment.


Date Created: September 8, 2011