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Funding Police Equipment and Commonwealth's Attorney Community Prosecution Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $122,759)

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 Chesapeake will utilize its JAG grant to support the Chesapeake Police Department and the Commonwealth Attorney's Office. Funds will be used to purchase police radar systems, computers with software upgrades, and to repair fitness equipment for the city police officers. The Commonwealth's Attorney Office will fund a part-time analyst position to advance its research, training, and community outreach efforts through the Community Prosecution Program. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 26, 2014