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2016 Mobile Area Law Enforcement Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $187,349)

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 JAG funds for law enforcement initiatives. Funds will be used to purchase a dual Unmanned Aerial System to obtain real-time and preventative planning information regarding events and major situations where a physical person may not be ready or safely able to obtain video or observation data. Funds will also be used to purchase a police cruiser, Body Worn Cameras, Tasers and drying cabinets. The project goals are to increase essential law enforcement services.


Date Created: September 8, 2016