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Laramie County Community Law Enforcement

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $48,472)

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 Cheyenne and Laramie County will use funds for equipment to enhance law enforcement capabilities and improve corrections security. The City will install a license plate reader in one patrol vehicle at the Cheyenne Police Department. The County will install time locks and a secure-card entry system to improve security at the Laramie County Detention Facility. The County will also purcahse a digital video recorder for one patrol car for better community policing.


Date Created: August 18, 2011