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Hickory Police Department JAG 2013

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $23,860)

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 city of Hickory will use the Fiscal Year 2013 JAG award to purchase in-car cameras for the police department. The in-car cameras will enhance officer safety, create accountability, serve as evidence during prosecution, and assist with report writing. The presence of in-car cameras will also improve citizen confidence in the police department. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 25, 2013