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Johnson County JAG Law Enforcement Equipment Project

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $144,695)

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 Johnson County Sherriff's Office will serve as the fiscal agent and disperse all grant funds to its disparate agencies. The Lenexa Police Department will support data sharing/linkage and policing, as the agency will increase their capacity in their license plate reader program. The Merriam Police Department will purchase Tasers© which will be issued to officers in various areas of law enforcement. The Olathe Police Department will procure various types of equipment needed for officer safety, communication, and field reporting (e.g., cameras, crime scene equipment, recording devices, etc.). The Shawnee Police Department and Overland Park Police Department will support tactical enforcement and policing activities with the purchase of license plate readers.


Date Created: August 11, 2011