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Rapides Parish Metro Narcotics Task Force

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $48,242)

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 disparate jurisdictions of Rapides Parish and the City of Alexandria will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $48,242 to improve the general safety of its citizens. The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office will use $10,739 in JAG funds to provide salary and benefits for a full time secretarial position. This position is responsible for all office duties, typing reports, maintaining statistical data, answering telephones, and other appropriate clerical duties. The City of Alexandria will use $37,503 in JAG funds to continue funding its Metro Task Force Program in order to control illegal distribution and use of narcotics in the community.


Date Created: August 25, 2008