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Advancing Public Safety Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $42,137)

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 program 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 grant will be used between the police department and the sheriff's office. Funds will be used to enhance communications and address officer and public safety needs. The police department will purchase communications hardware to make the system more reliable and enhance its connectivity. They will also acquire personal protective equipment for officer use when responding to biological, chemical, and radiological hazards. Video cameras will also be purchased for surveillance purposes. The sheriff's office will use JAG funds to purchase ballistic vest carriers for deputies.


Date Created: August 1, 2013