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Oconee County Law Enforcement Grant

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $25,210)

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).

Oconee County will utilize the FY 2011 JAG award for law enforcement technology enhancements. Funds will allow the Sheriff's Office to procure digital in-car video systems and LED light bars for their patrol vehicles. The proposed equipment will be used to preserve peace, prevent crime, apprehend criminals, protect life and property, recover stolen property, and enforce all State and County laws in a fair and impartial manner. Recordings captured by in-car video systems are integral in maintaining public and officer safety, serves as a deterrent for misconduct, and are used as evidence during prosecution.


Date Created: August 29, 2011