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Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $44,802)

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).

Arlington County will utilize its JAG grant to support the Arlington County Police Department and the Arlington County Sheriff's Office. The Police Department will purchase polygraph instruments to conduct criminal investigations and background checks, laptops and storage cabinets for forensics use, and tracking equipment with accessories to locate missing people. The Sheriff's Office will acquire ballistic vest carriers to assist deputies when wearing body armor.


Date Created: August 24, 2014