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Columbia Police Department FY 2011 JAG Equipment & Supplies

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $108,248)

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 Columbia will utilize the FY 2011 JAG award to train and outfit all officers with new police equipment and supplies in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the police department. Funds will allow the police department to enhance their community policing objective through training officers to use the various personal equipment and tools required while on patrol; effectively navigating current and future computer software programs which are necessary for reporting criminal offenses; providing new crime scene technology that has multiple applications in the field; and providing support to the Traffic Unit with a data retrieval system that provides corroborative data for court proceedings.


Date Created: August 23, 2011