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Police Liaison and Criminal Investigator Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $51,341)

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 hire personnel to enhance crime prevention and community policing within Niagara County, and to continue to operate the G.R.E.A.T. program in local schools. The Niagara Falls Police Department will focus on hiring a civilian police liaison. Niagara County District Attorney's Office will continue to fund a criminal investigator position to focus on sex crime enforcement. NCA/NCF

Date Created: July 25, 2012