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FY 2011 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $14,118)

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 disparate jurisdictions will use the FY 2011 JAG funds to obtain law enforcement equipment to further officer safety and training along with the patrol officers and investigators' ability to collect and gather evidence. It is the goal of the Perry Police Department and Taylor County Sheriff's Office is to provide firearms proficiency, range, and officer safety by issuing personal trauma packs to officers and providing advanced firearms training and acquired targeting systems. The two jurisdictions will also have the ability to provide long term DNA storage for offenders, victims, and crime scenes to assist in current and cold case investigations. They will also provide secure storage for weapon systems in an area and with a method readily available for officers to access where long guns and rifles capabilities are necessary. The final goals are to provide a video recording system for offender/victim interviews, to assist with testimonies, case management, and court room presentation.


Date Created: August 11, 2011