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Firearms Training and Directed Overtime Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $11,113)

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 City of Baytown will utilize its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $11,113 for firearms training and overtime expenses. The Baytown Police Department will sign a contract with an outside vendor to provide two weeks of on-site training for department personnel through FATS, a computerized firearms training simulator. This training will enable officers to perform more effectively in hostile environments. The department will also use JAG funds to pay for overtime for officers to conduct directed neighborhood patrols. As problems are identified, additional officers will be utilized to address those issues on an overtime basis, leaving the rest of the patrol force to handle routine law enforcement calls.


Date Created: August 21, 2008