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Escambia County Florida Sheriff's Office Violent Crime with Firearms Initiative

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $134,963)

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 use this JAG award to fund the overtime salaries for sworn law enforcement officers for following units: Gun Response Team, Gang Unit, Narcotics Unit, Intensified Patrol, Bike Patrol, and Major Crime Unit. The primary objective is to reduce firearm related violence in Escambia County. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 12, 2013