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First line equipment purchases

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $15,540)

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 New Bern will use this Fiscal Year 2014 JAG award to purchase two (2) selection tested multipurpose (patrol and detection) canines to replace two existing canines scheduled to retire later this year. The New Bern Police Department currently has four canine teams deployed in the patrol division, two of which have reached the anticipated working life expectancy of seven (7) years and are now scheduled for retirement later this year (2014). The two retiring canines have located more than 140 pounds of drugs and are responsible for over 200 apprehensions. Based on these numbers, the New Bern Police Department plans to maintain a full complement of four (4) canine teams. Each of the new canines will be dual trained for patrol work and scent detection work (drug dog). NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 27, 2014