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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $12,593)

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 Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office will use its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $12,593 to equip its officers with less-than-lethal instruments and to purchase camera equipment to be used by the Detective Bureau. The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office will purchase a total of twelve tasers with holsters and batteries. They will also purchase five video taser cameras that will be issued to and used by the Detective Bureau. Finally, the Sheriff's Office will purchase 48 taser cartridges. Onsite training on the proper use of tasers will be provided to all officers at the Sheriff's Office's academy. The goal of the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office is to subdue and detain suspects that may otherwise be in danger due to their own aggressive behavior, and protect officers and the general public.


Date Created: August 26, 2008