U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Improving Safety of Officers and Citizens

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $82,544)

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 grantee will utilize the FY 13 JAG award between the police department and the sheriff's office as part of the "improving safety of officers and citizens" project. Officers will supplement bicycle patrols that target specific locations or crime patterns as part of a community policing effort to reduce crime. The sheriff's office will use funding to address officer safety by providing enhanced security by acquiring security cameras, magnetic locking systems with keycard entry, a PC control unit, new security doors and locks, and a new ID card printer.


Date Created: August 29, 2013