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Burlington Police Department Junior Police Academy Funding Assistance Project.

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $47,841)

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 Burlington and Alamance County have been identified as disparate and have agreed to share the aggregate of funds allocated to them under the FY 2012 JAG Program. The Burlington Police Department's goal is to provide funding for their Junior Police Academy, which is an intervention program that targets at risk juveniles. A variety of subjects are taught during the summer program in order to teach the juveniles skills and also educate the participants in the area of juvenile delinquency and gang prevention. Funds will be used to purchase uniforms and supplies for the program and also to purchase tables for the department's new training facility. The Alamance County Sheriff's Department will use their share of the funds to enhance the safety of their deputies by purchasing Tasers and holsters. NCA/NCF

Date Created: July 31, 2012