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FY 2011 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $76,207)

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).

Spartanburg County will utilize the FY 2011 JAG award to improve the sheriff's office's ability to perform their community policing activities. Funds will be used to purchase 2D law enforcement imaging scanners, ruggedized laptop computers and thermal in-car printers. The omni-directional reading capability of the scanner allows for fast, easy reading of linear bar codes printed on driver licenses, as well as capturing signatures for citation delivery, voluntary statements, and the taking of pictures for identification or documenting false identification. The requested upgrades will provide officers access to vital information in the field and enhance their ability to maintain public safety within Spartanburg County.


Date Created: August 21, 2011