U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

The Rock Springs, Green River, Sweetwater County Combined Communications Center

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $57,172)

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 city of Rock Springs will administer the JAG funds to purchase security systems and monitoring equipment for the Sweetwater Combined Communications Center. The Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office, the Green River Police Department, and the Rock Springs Police Department entered into a Joint Powers Board. All three agencies dedicate funding to the project and the eventual actual Center.


Date Created: August 22, 2011