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Opa-locka Prisoner Transportation Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $36,097)

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 grantee will use the grant to upgrade its capability to transport persons arrested by department police officers from the Opa-Locka Police Station to the Miami-Dade County Jail. Grant funds will be used to purchase a new van style vehicle outfitted with appropriate safety and security enhancements. The project goals are to replace an older vehicle that no longer provides reliable transportation, therefore improving the capability to serve a vital law enforcement function required on a daily basis.


Date Created: August 31, 2011