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2016 GRPD Ballistic Vest Replacement Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $20,150)

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 Gila River Indian Community will use the 2016 JAG award to improve officer safety by purchasing ballistic vests for 25 officers who are currently wearing deteriorated or expired ballistic vests. These vests no longer meet minimum standards and must be replaced every 5 years in order for the Kevlar product to withstand a ballistic or stabbing impact.


Date Created: August 25, 2016