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Officer Safety, Emergency, and Public Service Programs

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $38,557)

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 2011 JAG funds will be used to enhance the Department's Criminal Investigation Program; enhance the department's Emergency Preparedness Program; enhance the department's crime prevention program; enhance the department's Officer Safety program; and to purchase lockers to store personal protective equipment for patrol officers. Funds will also be used to issue all first responders GPS Navigation Devices, mobile cameras, and purchase a cell phone data extraction utility use in a cell phone forensics lab.

Date Created: September 1, 2011