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Law Enforcement Equipment and Overtime Initiative

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $84,243)

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 Shreveport and Caddo Parish have been certified disparate and have agreed to split the Fiscal Year 2008 JAG funds equally. The city of Shreveport, serving as the fiscal agent, will utilize grant funds for overtime to address Part I crime in specific geographic areas of the City based on monthly analysis of crime statistics and trends. The Caddo Parish will use their portion of the funds to purchase patrol vehicles and related equipment to replace inoperable or high mileage vehicles. All vehicles will be marked and used for enforcement and patrol purposes within Caddo Parish's 889 square miles. Remaining funds will allow the Sheriff's Office to outfit the vehicles with equipment such as siren speakers, brackets, and headlight flashers.


Date Created: August 24, 2008