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Kenton County and Covington City JAG Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $46,599)

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 Kenton County Fiscal Court will utilize their portion of the FY13 Local JAG funds to purchase new portable radios for patrol officers. This will enhance communication efforts between officers as well as the communication center. Covington Police Department will utilize their portion of the JAG funds to purchase computer software. This software will enhance communications used on the mobile data terminals, improve efficiencies throughout the department and make documentation more accessible in the field. JAG funds will also be used to purchase forensic evidence equpment for use during accident investigations.


Date Created: September 3, 2013