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Palmer and Wasilla Police Department Law Enforcement Upgrades

Award Information

Award #
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $22,812)

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 consisting of Mantanuska-Sustina County and the cities of Palmer and Wasilla will utilize the FY 2011 JAG award to support law enforcement initiatives. The city of Palmer, serving as the fiscal agent, will use funds to purchase a Barracuda 4 terabyte backup server. The city of Wasilla will purchase illuminated reticule optics for patrol rifles, tasers, and a portable public address system. The County will receive no JAG funds.


Date Created: August 18, 2011