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2011 Kenosha Police Department Law Enforcement Equipment Program and 2011 Kenosha Sheriff's Department Equipment Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $47,177)

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 Kenosha, serving as the fiscal agent for the grant, will share the JAG funds with Kenosha County. The city will use their share of the grant funds to purchase laptop computers for city police vehicles, LED lighting for the police department's motorcycle unit, radar units and an in-house radar certification base unit (for courtroom presentations), and tasers. The county will use their share of the JAG funds to purchase automatic defibrillators and equipment for the sheriff department's marine unit.


Date Created: August 24, 2011