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Henderson Police/Vance County Sheriff's BJA JAG 2012

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $17,120)

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 city of Henderson and Vance County have been identified as disparate and have agreed to share the aggregate of funds allocated to them for law enforcement needs. The Henderson Police Department will utilize funds for overtime in an effort to: reduce the rates of robbery and Part 1 Property Crimes, particularly larcenies; reduce crime reports in rental housing/apartments; and increase partners in the CRI Initiative. The Vance County Sheriff's Office will use their share of the funds to update technology through the purchase of notebook computers and other supplies for officers.


Date Created: July 10, 2012