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Bannock County Area Law Enforcement Patrol Vehicle Equipment Upgrade and Detective Equipment Upgrade Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $65,326)

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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Bannock County and the cities of Chubbuck and Pocatello will share the JAG award to purchase law enforcement equipment. Bannock County, serving as the fiscal agent, will purchase GPS trackers with wireless service, light bars, radar guns, push bumpers, computers, and supplies. The city of Chubbuck intends to purchase sidearms, holsters, magazines, rifles, and less lethal shotguns. The city of Pocatello will purchase an evidence drying cabinet, voice stress analyzer, sidearms, radio batteries, rifles, magazines, and a go bag trauma kit. These purchases will increase officer safety, traffic enforcement, and criminal investigations.


Date Created: August 23, 2009