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Charles County's Equipment and Software Upgrade and Drug Court Support Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $48,653)

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 recipient will utilize 2013 JAG funds to increase officer safety and decrease crime in the community by replacing and updating equipment; purchase bicycles for the Patrol Unit in order to increase community policing efforts; purchase crime scene processing kits to collect evidence and validate information; purchase ballistic shields for tactical purposes and keep one at each district station; replace covert camera systems and update software; purchase covert phone and software; and provide support to the Charles County Juvenile Drug Court Program.


Date Created: September 2, 2013