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Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program FY 2015 Local Solicitation to purchase new technology equipment to increase law enforcement effectiveness and cooperation.

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $10,769)

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 Coon Rapids and Anoka County, disparate jurisdictions, will share the JAG award. The City, in agreement with the County, will retain the JAG funds and use the funds to purchase less-than-lethal bean bag shotguns, training equipment, and printers for the city police department. The goal of this project is to increase the overall effectiveness of policing and public service in the City of Coon Rapids. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 27, 2015