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Posted on: October 2, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Fiscal Year 2017

Prince George's Public Safety Agencies receive $285,929 from Justice Grant

 UPPER MARLBORO, MD - The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant requires the application be made available for public comment. To make any comments pertaining to the application, contact Corenne Labbé in the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections at 301-952-7082 by October 31, 2017. After thirty (30) days of this release, the application will receive full consideration by the U.S. Department of Justice. 

Prince George’s County, Maryland is being granted $285,929 in funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Formula Program: Local Solicitation, U.S. Department of Justice. These funds will be used to pay for overtime, equipment, and technology needed by the public safety agencies within the County. The public safety agencies that will use these funds are the Police Department, the Department of Corrections, Office of the Sheriff, Office of Homeland Security and the State’s Attorney Office. The goal of this initiative is to assist these agencies to provide vital public safety services to the citizens and residents of Prince George’s County and its visitors, as follows: 

  • The Police Department (PD) will use the funds to contract with a vendor to provide crisis intervention services to serve as mobile crisis teams to address critical incidents. PD will receive $71,680.48. 
  • The Department of Corrections (DOC) will use the funds for professional development and replace canines for its K-9 Tactical Unit. The Department plans to purchase two canines to replace two aging canines and also provide training/conference opportunities for its mid-level, senior-level and executive-level staff. DOC will receive $45,000. 
  • The Office of the Sheriff (OS) will purchase an annual maintenance agreement for its Electronic Surveillance Equipment that enables them to close felony warrants and also non-lethal equipment for its Specialized Services and High-Risk Units. OS will receive $49,566.10. 
  • The Fire/EMS Department (Fire/EMS) will use funds to purchase a specialized response vehicle to investigate arson and explosive incidents. Fire/EMS will receive $50,000. 
  • The Office of Homeland Security (OHS) will use funds to purchase headsets for the 9-1-1 dispatchers. OHS will receive $30,932.42. 
  • The State’s Attorney Office (SAO) will purchase software enabling its ability to import District Court’s traffic/DUI cases from the judiciary case management system. SAO will receive $38,750.

A full copy of the application is available for review at Prince George’s County Department of Corrections, Attn: Corenne Labbé, Deputy Director, Bureau of Administration, 13400 Dille Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772. 


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