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Local JAG

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $40,343)

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 Laredo and Webb County will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $40,363 to fund transportation, equipment, and supplies. The city of Laredo Police Department and the Webb County Sheriff's Department will be sharing the JAG funds equally. The city of Laredo Police Department purchase more Segway vehicles. This mode of transportation provides officers the ability to cover vast areas more quickly. The Webb County Sheriff's Office will use JAG funds to acquire equipment and supplies for the jail division. Assorted protective equipment and supplies will be used by correctional officers for their safety during daily jail operations.


Date Created: September 4, 2008