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FY 2011 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $42,257)

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 City of Florence will utilize the FY 2011 JAG award to reduce criminal activity in the downtown area of the city. Funds will allow the police department to procure and install a camera system in strategically selected areas to be monitored for criminal acts such as arson, gang activity, vandalism, theft, and drug trafficking. Unlawful and suspicious activity will be followed-up with law enforcement dispatch and investigation. The system has a 30-day storage capacity for review and will be essential evidence during prosecution.


Date Created: August 21, 2011