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FY 2016 Local Bryne JAG Grant

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $73,440)

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 Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County will share the JAG award. The city will use their share of JAG funds to support a detective position on the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task Force and to purchase in-car cameras for the city police department. The county will use their share of the JAG funds to purchase covert camera systems to assist with surveillance of high crime areas and persons of interest in criminal investigations. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 13, 2016