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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, $218,773)

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 utilize the JAG award to support law enforcement initiatives. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office will use the funds to subscribe to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation criminal data bases, and connect Mobile Data Terminals in deputy cars using using cellphone aircards. This will enable deputies to receive messages from Dispatch and other cars, mugshots, criminal records, call history for the addresses they are approaching, and other information in their car while patrolling. The Fayetteville Police Department will use funds to purchase in-car camera systems which will enhance operational capabilities, resulting in overall effectiveness and efficiency department-wide.


Date Created: August 29, 2011