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Law Enforcement Safety & Community Service Enhancements

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $160,260)

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).

Durham County will use their 2016 JAG funds to support law enforcement programs and purchase needed equipment. The City and County of Durham mutually desire to improve the quality of life for its citizens through support of law enforcement programs impacting the delivery of crisis intervention and mental health response and by broadening community outreach. Additionally, the City and County desire to enhance community safety and combat crime
through the acquisition of critical equipment.


Date Created: September 5, 2016