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FY 14 JAG Project

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $49,670)

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 Burlington and Alamance County are identified as disparate and have agreed to share the aggregate of funds allocated to them through the Fiscal Year 2014 JAG Program to purchase needed equipment to improve officer safety and to enhance police investigations and surveillance abilities for their law enforcement agencies. The Burlington Police Department will use funds to purchase (2) fixed site license plate readers, which will improve the department's investigation and surveillance abilities to solve and prevent crime throughout the city. It will also allow for the identification of witnesses and suspects of crimes that occur around the License Plate Readers. Alamance County will use funds to purchase TASERs and accessories and also supplies for their K-9 unit. The Tasers will provide additional deputies with less than lethal weapon options that will help to increase officer safety, while the canine kennel kit and bite gloves will allow better training and care of the canines utilized by the sheriff's department. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 26, 2014