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FY 2011 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $15,947)

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 utilize the grant to purchase special response equipment and traffic-related instruments that will benefit the Thomasville Police Department and the community it serves. The Department will purchase two portable traffic analyzers that count traffic and measure vehicle length and speed. In addition, funds will be used to purchase equipment for the Special Response Team (S.R.T.), including helmets, a new sniper rifle, and drag bags that protects the new and currently owned rifles. These items will enhance the Thomasville Police Department's emergency preparedness and help foster overall quality of life for the community.


Date Created: September 5, 2011