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Reality Based Training Program Implementation

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $18,621)

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).

Union County will use the FY 2015 JAG award to fund their Reality Based Training Program for all officers. The Sheriff’s Office will purchase non-lethal munitions, delivery systems, protective gear, and other training tools for scenario based exercises. The training program will teach officers best practice techniques and further enhance officer safety in the field.


Date Created: September 2, 2015