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FY 2012 JAG Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $27,591)

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 cities of Concord and Kannapolis and Cabarrus County have been identified as disparate and have agreed to share the aggregate of funds allocated to them for law enforcement needs. The Concord Police Department will use funds to purchase in-car cameras, which will increase officer safety, reduce liability against citizen complaints, and corroborate court testimony. The technology will be used for training purposes and is expected to increase conviction rates. The Kannapolis Police Department will use funds to purchase light bars for marked patrol vehicles, which shall provide officers with higher visibility and increase officer safety, while conducting vehicle stops within the community. Cabarrus County will use their share of the funds to purchase cold weather rain suits for the sheriff office's Special Response Team.


Date Created: July 11, 2012