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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, $36,685)

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 disparate jurisdictions will utilize the JAG award to support law enforcement initiatives. Funds will be used to purchase a new Internet Protocol digital telephone system. The current landline phone system is obsolete. Grant funds will allow both agencies to replace their analog phone systems with an IP based phone system that integrates cell phone voicemail, desk voicemail, email, and text so that each jurisdiction is more internally efficient and accessible to the public. The project goals are to replace the analog phone system with a digital system in the Law Enforcement Centers for both jurisdictions, and Investigations and Training Center in the Police Department.


Date Created: August 20, 2015