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JAG - Narcotics Interdiction Program/ Canine Support/Crime Scene Investigation Equipment/Non-Lethal Enforcement Equipment

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $16,220)

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 Huntsville and Walker County are listed as disparate jurisdictions on the FY 2011 JAG Local Allocation chart. The city will serve as the fiscal agent.

Both jurisdictions will fund law enforcement projects. Specifically, the City of Huntsville Police Department will acquire crime scene investigation equipment and less-than-lethal devices. The Walker County Sheriff's Office will fund the formation of a K-9 unit by acquiring a K-9 dog, accessories for the canine, and pay for handler training.


Date Created: August 25, 2011