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Law Enforcement Transparency and Improvement

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $62,809)

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 Greenville and Pitt County have been identified as disparate and have agreed to share the aggregate of 2016 JAG funds allocated to them to enhance police safety, increase efficiency, reduce crime and enhance community-oriented policing. The Greenville Police Department will use their share of the funds to purchase body worn cameras software and body worn cameras. The Pitt County Sheriff’s Department will use their share of the funds to purchase mobile computers, recruiting material, tactical and protective gear.


Date Created: September 7, 2016