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Special Weapons and Tactical (S.W.A.T.) Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $12,067)

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 towards tactical equipment purchases and training. The goal will be to develop a group of elite police marksmen, which use military-style light weapons and specialized tactics in high-risk operations that fall outside the capabilities of regular, uniformed police. The need for specialized teams has become a must, as violent crime is on the rise and senseless acts rip through the most unsuspecting communities. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 10, 2014