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Shawnee Police Department/Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office Visual Aid Grant

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $21,531)

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 Shawnee and Pottawatomie County, OK have been identified as disparate and will utilize this 2016 JAG Local award to support law enforcement initiatives. These grant funds will be used purchase equipment such as night-vision goggles and body-worn cameras. The goal of the program is to increase officer and community safety.


Date Created: September 6, 2016