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Emergency Equipment Enhancements for the City of Billings and Yellowstone County

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $71,253)

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 of the city of Billings and Yellowstone County will use these funds purchase needed equipment. The Billings Police Department, serving as fiscal agent, will purchase interior patrol car equipment, patrol rifle ammunition, an MDT, radar units, tasers, steel range targets, and stop sticks. They also plan on purchasing volunteer patrol uniforms and supplies, promotional materials, as well as honor guard and patrol bike uniforms. The Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office will apply their funds towards the purchase of a 4-wheeler, mobile radio, and holsters.


Date Created: September 1, 2011