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Harford County Operations Improvement Initiative

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $41,900)

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 recipient will use JAG funds to purchase equipment and provide training that will aid in the recognition and referral of individuals suffering from mental illness; purchase night vision lenses and cameras to assist with covert surveillance activities; purchase GPS devices that will track the movements of criminals in the county; and fund advanced training in analysis techniques.


Date Created: August 12, 2014