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Safe School's Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $73,762)

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 Medford Police Department and Jackson County Sheriff's Office will use FY 2014 JAG funds to enhance school and public safety communications by: 1) providing a school resource officer vehicle fitted with interoperable public safety communications equipment; and 2) providing NEXAR SOS technology connections to link schools and public safety, including tablet computers, NEXAR SOS software, and a police vehicle outfitted with a mobile data computer and mobile audio video technology. NCA/NCF

Date Created: July 27, 2014