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FY14 Taser Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $146,207)

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 applicant will use their 2014 Local JAG funds to replace their aging less lethal tasers. The goals of the program are 1) reduce injury to subjects being taken into custody; 2) reduce injury to the sworn officers involved on the scene of the incident; 3) reduce department liability by providing a less lethal force option, which is individual specific and does not affect other people in the immediate area. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 5, 2014