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Tri-Agency Violent Crime Enforcement, Bullying Prevention, and Communications Enhancement Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $87,078)

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).

Gulfport City, Biloxi City and Harrison County have been designated as disparate jurisdictions and will share the JAG award. The City of Gulfport will manage the grant as the fiscal agent. JAG funding will be used to address problems from three distinctly different law enforcement jurisdictions. Although each participating agency has very specific needs and will use funding to address those needs, the overall goal of this project is to provide each agency with the resources and staffing levels necessary to adequately respond to calls for service. The Gulfport Police Department will manage the grant as the fiscal agent.


Date Created: September 1, 2011