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Law Enforcement Equipment Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $36,050)

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 Kenosha, serving as the fiscal agent for the grant, will share the JAG funds with Kenosha County. The city will use their share of the grant funds to purchase laptop computers for city police vehicles, rifles for the rifle team, and an automatic electronic defibrillator for the Rotary Safety Center. The county will use their share of the JAG funds to purchase LED flashlights to provide security for officers in low-light situations, automatic electronic defibrillators, and software to better assist police officers in crime solving and court preparation.


Date Created: July 30, 2012