Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,397)
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 Eagle Pass will use Fiscal Year 2009 JAG funds to enhance their existing law enforcement efforts by purchasing seven colt M4 carbine rifles. The police department's goal is to increase the capacity of the police department as an ongoing and vital link in its mission to serve and protect the citizens of Eagle Pass.