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Orange County NY JAG Disparate award with Cities of Newburgh and Middletown NY

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $54,828)

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 disparate jurisdictions will utilize the JAG award to support law enforcement initiatives. Funds will be used to support personnel costs, cover police overtime and purchase law enforcement equipment. The goals of this project are to provide for safer communities through increased officer presence and to improve officer safety. The funds will be used to purchase necessary equipment, maintain an effective broadband connection service to patrol vehicles, and enhance the critical communications to police units in the field. The equipment will improve the efficiency of policing services to maximize police officers response and time on patrol.


Date Created: August 21, 2013