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Safe Communities ' Connected Neighborhoods Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $16,304)

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).

The city of New Braunfels will use the JAG funds to purchase law enforcement equipment for the New Braunfels Police Department. Specifically, funds will be used for digital cameras with software, police trek bikes, education supplies, training, and officer overtime. The city's goals are to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of law enforcement activities to reduce crime, enhance crime prevention efforts, utilize technology, and implement innovative policing strategies.


Date Created: August 12, 2009