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Gulport City, Biloxi City and Harrison County JAG Project

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $57,768)

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 Gulport, City of Biloxi, and County of Harrison, disparate jurisdications, will use the JAG funds to purchase equipment and provide overtime for police officers. The goal of this project is to provide each law enforcement agency with the resources and staffing level necessary resources to adequately respond to calls for service and to proactively work with citizens and other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in order to provide a safe, secure communities. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 3, 2013