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2016 Tohono O'odham Nation JAG Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $12,142)

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).

Tohono O'odham Nation Police Department will use JAG funds to purchase tactical and protective equipment for detectives and officers assigned to the Anti-Violence Unit (AVU). The equipment will result in better protection for TOPD peace officers while also providing a tactical advantage to the Anti-Violence Unit operational duties. Purchases planned include Night Vision Binoculars, both handheld and helmet mounted which is used for low-light surveillance/operational purposes. Additional purchases include Ballistic Rated Tactical Vests, thigh mount firearm holster for police-issued sidearm, Infrared Illuminator for Night Vision Bioculars.


Date Created: August 25, 2016