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Law Enforcement Equipment Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $10,030)

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 JAG award to purchase law enforcement equipment. The city will purchase eight hardened laptops for eight of its patrol cars. The county will purchase seven more tasers to equip more deputies with these less than lethal devices. The new equipment will increase the efficiencies of city officers on site with incident reports and coordinating with local, state, and federal authorities for outstanding warrants, etc. Also, the equipment will reduce the number of physical altercations, injuries, or possible deaths involving officers and others through the use of tasers.


Date Created: August 31, 2011