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Galveston County Law Enforcement Technology and Safety Improvement Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $29,497)

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 disparate jurisdictions of the county of Galveston and the cities of Galveston and Texas City will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $29,497 to purchase law enforcement equipment, with the county serving as the fiscal agent. The Galveston County Sheriff's Department will use its share of the JAG funds ($9,832.34) to purchase tasers and related equipment. The Galveston Police Department will use their portion ($9,832.33) to upgrade their computer software. The Texas City Police Department will use their funds ($9,832.33) to purchase traffic safety equipment. The decision to use the 2008 JAG funds in this way reflects the law enforcement agencies' commitment to ensuring the health, safety, and protection of the citizens in their respective jurisdictions.


Date Created: September 1, 2008