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Local JAG

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $13,868)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The Hammond Police Department will use JAG funds to purchase and install laptop computers in their fleet and link them to their network. They have faced rapid population growth due to their proximity to New Orleans that has caused increased traffic and crime in the area. The purchase of this equipment will assist the Police Department in operations and will expedite arrests and prosecution of persons with criminal intent. These laptops will support police officers in the field through access to outstanding warrants, taking incident reports in the field, entering crime statistics data for further analysis, and assist in developing crime reduction strategies.


Date Created: August 26, 2008