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JAG for officer accountability and community transparency. Enhancement of traffic safety program.

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $20,625)

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 Marshalltown and Marshall County will share the JAG award. The city will use their share of the JAG funds to purchase body worn cameras and data storage for the city police department. The county will use their share of the JAG funds to purchase a speed monitoring system to enhance safety for motorist and pedestrians in rural Marshall County. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 6, 2016