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Equipment, Training Supplies, Social Media and Less-Than-Lethal

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $28,766)

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).

Bismarck Police Department will utilize JAG funds for tactical lighting systems to update officer shotguns and rifles as well as officer training in retention and other techniques. Funds will also pay for a social media monitoring software program to increase officer safety. Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department will utilize funds for Model X26P Tasers to replace the current X26 models when they are no longer serviceable.


Date Created: September 7, 2016