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Public Comments/Questions Welcomed for Grant Application 6-2-16

On May 16th, 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 FY2016 Local Solicitation.  The Dover Police Department was listed as a disparate entity along with the Smyrna Police Department and Kent County, Delaware.  The total amount awarded this year is $59,961.00

As a result, the Dover Police Department will submit a joint application for the funds with the Smyrna Police Department and 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 and Smyrna Police Departments.

Following is a breakout of the funding and how each agency will use their portion:


Dover Police Department Amount
In-car cameras and Police Staff and Command Training at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL for one officer $49,236
Smyrna Police Department  
14 Taser body cameras and associated licensing, equipment  and storage 10,725
Grand Total $59,961


The deadline for the joint application is June 30th and will be submitted through the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Program’s Grants Management System electronically on-line.


Public comments and questions are welcome by contacting Robin Adkins at 302-736-4446 or by email at robin.adkins@cj.state.de.us