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Street Crime Suppression

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $16,467)

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 St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office will utilize its Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 JAG award to fund the Street Crime Suppression Overtime Project. This initiative targets high crime areas which have experienced an increase illegal narcotics, vice, as well as property and persons crimes due to the influx of displaced citizens after Hurricane Katrina. Many transient workers remained and took up residence in the area. The officers will work in the areas most impacted by high crime and over-population of displaced citizens. They will focus on narcotics, vice, and property crimes that are at the core of illicit activities in these over-populated and reconstruction areas.


Date Created: August 21, 2008