On May 12th, the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, released the approved funding allocations for the annual formula based Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program for the FY2015 Local Solicitation. The Dover Police Department was listed as a disparate entity along with Kent County, Delaware. The total amount awarded this year is $51,549.00
As a result, the Dover Police Department will submit a joint application for the funds with Kent County. However, because the Kent County structure does not contain a law enforcement agency, the whole amount will be available for use by the Dover Police Department. The department plans to use the funds for technology upgrades which will include upgrading and replacing vehicle computer and video systems and replacement shotguns and scopes for their Specialized Operation Response Team (SORT).
The deadline for the joint application is June 26th and will be submitted through the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Program’s Grants Management System electronically on-line.
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