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Murfreesboro City & Rutherford County JAG Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $75,865)

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 Murfreesboro and county of Rutherford have been designated as disparate jurisdictions and will share the JAG award. The Murfreesboro Police Department will serve as the fiscal agent for the award and will coordinate efforts with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office. The Murfreesboro Police Department will purchase and install infrastructure to support a newly-assigned radio frequency. This new radio frequency will allow dispatchers and patrol officers to communicate easier when the main frequency is busy with emergency traffic. The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office will purchase and install Automatic Vehicle Locator (AVL) units, and a firearms lighting system. The Automatic Vehicle Locator (AVL) System will allow dispatchers to monitor patrol unit locations to determine which unit(s) should be dispatched, depending on the urgency of the call.


Date Created: August 21, 2011