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Orange County New york 2011 Law Enforcement Initiatives

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $66,963)

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 consisting of Orange County, City of Middletown and Newburgh will use the FY 2011 JAG funds to combat crime by improving on officer's time in the community and to use available technologies to aid in policing efforts.

Orange County will use its funds to provide for the connectivity cost associated with the broadband connection to the individual police units in the field.

The City of Newburg Police Department will use its funding for two major technology upgrades.

The City of Middletown Police Department will use its funding towards the purchase of a police vehicle that will be utilized by their Narcotics Unit.


Date Created: August 21, 2011