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Washington County FY 2011 JAG Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $88,866)

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 Fayetteville, serving as the fiscal agent, is in a disparate relationship with the county of Washington and the city of Springdale. Fayetteville City will purchase patrol business cards, tasers, taser cartridges, printer, digital camera, cellphone, video equipment, binoculars, software, evidence secure shelving, and officer training. Washington County will purchase an in-car video system. Springdale City will purchase an automatic vehicle locator. The equipment purchased with JAG funds will reduce area crime and violence in communities.


Date Created: August 31, 2011