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2011 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant - City of Albuquerque / Bernalillo County

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $605,476)

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 will utilize the JAG award to purchase law enforcement equipment. The equipment and technology purchases include a license plate recognition system, digital video recorders, an archive server, a trunked logging recorder, a hovercraft motor and skirt system, a helicopter and prop balancer, protective equipment, evidence management system, motorcycles, and long-range rifles. The goal of this project is to provide critical equipment that increases efforts to increase public safety.


Date Created: August 29, 2011