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FY 15 JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $12,237)

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 2015 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) will be used to purchase an unmanned aerial vehicle, audio/visual equipment, and various supplies. A search and rescue drone has been requested to be used for photography of crime scenes, searching for missing persons, and eluding suspects. A digital in-car video system will be mounted in a patrol vehicle to record events happening during traffic stops, crime scenes, interviewing of witnesses and suspects. An oximeter and suicide prevention smocks will be used in the county jail to assist with medical care and to prevent inmates from harming themselves or others.


Date Created: August 31, 2015