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Law Enforcement Assistance Project 2009

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $12,426)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local governments, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and 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, including 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 and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

Nacogdoches County will use the JAG award to enhance law enforcement efforts for the sheriff's office. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase ammunition, tasers, lockout kits, vehicle repeaters, computer stands, duty gear and police accessories. The project goals are to provide the community with better equipped officers and provide officers safer while at work.


Date Created: August 12, 2009