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Mercer County Gang and Crime Suppression Initiative

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $175,760)

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 county of Mercer, serving as the fiscal agent for this award, will share the Fiscal Year 2011 JAG award with three disparate jurisdictions within Mercer County. In a disparate situation, the units of local government must apply for an award with a single, joint application. Each jurisdiction's allocation will be used for activities and projects that will provide meaningful and measurable outcomes consistent with the goals of the JAG program to include improving police services and increasing public safety in the county. The jurisdictions will use grant funds to enhance criminal investigation, response and patrol capabilities; increase patrol presence; improve response times; clear crime/crash scenes; use intelligence driven policing; combat and reduce street crime, and combat the proliferation of weapons.


Date Created: August 21, 2011