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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, $208,894)

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 disparate jurisdictions (Oakland County, Pontiac City, and Southfield City) will utilize their JAG funds to purchase items for officer safety, technology upgrades, and police overtime. Specifically, Oakland County will purchase equipment for the county's cell extraction team, overtime for a deputy to provide security, and law enforcement services to the city of Pontiac. They will also purchase guns, bulletproof vests, and tasers. The city of Southfield will update and expand upon their current surveillance camera system.


Date Created: August 21, 2011