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Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T) Training Equipment Project

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
St. Bernard Parish
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $18,512)

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).

St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office will use the JAG funds to enhance the overall Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) training. Specifically, the sheriff's office will purchase equipment and protective gear that will be used for S.W.A.T. training, particularly role play sessions. This equipment is anticipated to increase the efficiency of first responders' reaction to high stress events, as well as a decrease in the number of injuries during S.W.A.T. training. The sheriff's office will continue to incorporate the use of such equipment in future S.W.A.T. training programs.


Date Created: August 19, 2009