|Higgins Announces $10,365 Federal Grant for Public Safety Improvements in Chautauqua County|
|May 25, 2006|
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the City of Jamestown Police Department and the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded $10,365 in federal funding from the Department of Justice’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) which allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own local needs and conditions.
“This funding will help put important technology upgrades in place, providing the hardworking police and sheriff with vital resources in their ongoing effort to reduce crime and keep our community safe,” said Congressman Higgins.
The grant will be split between the City of Jamestown and Chautauqua County with the Jamestown Police Department using $5,545 for the purchase and installation of audio and video recording systems for their interview room and the County Sheriff’s Office using $4,820 for the purchase and self-installation of audio and video recording in their interview room.
Across the country, the JAG program funds are used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment programs; and 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs.