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Meridian City & Lauderdale County FY 2011 JAG Project

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $42,914)

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 county of Lauderdale and the city of Meridian, designated as disparate jurisdictions, will use JAG funds to support to the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department and the Meridian Police Department. They will improve the safety of officers and the general public through the purchase of law enforcement equipment. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 1, 2011