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Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) FY2011 Local Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $119,068)

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 Caldwell Police Department will use funds to purchase a law enforcement motorcycle and officer uniforms; and to send officers assigned to the newly formed motorcycle unit to formal law enforcement motorcycle training. The Canyon County Sheriff's Office will use funds to purchase Electronic Muscular Disruptive Technology (EMDT) devices and duty holsters. The Nampa Police Department will purchase equipment to assist officers in their daily responsibilities to include ballistic vest covers, a firearms simulator system, and computers.


Date Created: September 1, 2011