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Public Safety Ehhancement Through Equipment Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $33,116)

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).

Funds will be used to equip both the Hutchinson Police Department and the Reno County Sheriff's Office to better serve the public by utilizing equipment to enhance the abilities of member's from both agencies. This includes being prepared in the event of a disaster, providing quality investigations, preserving evidence, court preparation, and maintaining officer safety. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 11, 2011