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Burlington Police Department Officer Safety Initiative

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $34,236)

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 Burlington and Alamance County have been identified as disparate and have agreed that the city of Burlington should use 100% of the funds allocated under the 2015 JAG award to enhance the overall safety of its officers through the purchase of advanced safety equipment. The Burlington Police Department will use funds to purchase ballistic helmets, which will protect officers during active shooter incidents; tactical vests; and tactical medical kit go bags for each vehicle in the departmentÂ’s fleet. The acquisition of requested equipment and supplies will better equip officers to expeditiously respond to critical incidents within the community.


Date Created: September 1, 2015