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Public Comments Welcomed for Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant 8-21-2018

On July 20th, 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 FY2018 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 $61,504.00

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
COBAN In-car cameras $50,327
Smyrna Police Department 0
XPR3500 Radios, Battery, chargers and Medical Trauma Kits for Patrol cars 11,177
Grand Total $59,961


The deadline for the joint application is August 22nd 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.

Public comments and inquiries can be made by calling 302-736-4446 or via email at: Robin.Adkins@cj.state.de.us