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Equipment and Overtime

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $21,319)

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).

Ector County and Odessa City are in a disparate relationship and will share the Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 JAG award. The Odessa Police Department will spend the city's portion of this JAG award to purchase a variety of tactical supplies. This will include ballistic shields, gas masks, an M-16 holographic site, a wireless PA system, and pistol holsters. The Ector County Sheriff's Office will use its portion of the county's award to pay overtime for officers to complete additional patrol work during holidays, weekends and personnel shortages.


Date Created: August 26, 2008