Altoona Receives $16,738 Justice Grant
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The City of Altoona has been awarded a $16,738 grant from the Department of Justice Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program to support law enforcement initiatives, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced. Grant number 2012-DJ-BX-0094 was awarded today.
Altoona will use this JAG Award to purchase portable radios and speed enforcement equipment. A portion of the funds will also be used for officer overtime to provide speed enforcement details and directed patrol details. The project goals are to enhance citizen and officer safety.
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program allows states and local governments, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime bases on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grants funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice.