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Keokuk Police Department JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $17,154)

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 support law enforcement initiatives. JAG funds will be used to review pharmacy records for pseudo violations. Funds will also be used to purchase equipment that will assist in finding stolen items in rivers and streams as well as body recoveries and fit testing of personnel required to use SCBA respirators. In addition, funds will be utilized to partially fund salaries and benefits of the Narcotics Task Force. This task force addresses both illegal and prescription drug abuse.


Date Created: July 12, 2012