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Vermilion Parish Sheriff's OfficeTechnology and Equipment Upgrade Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $24,571)

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).

Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office will use the 2009 JAG funds for technology and equipment upgrades. The sheriff's office will purchase GPS tracking devices for their Narcotics and Detectives Divisions to enable them to track and gather intelligence information, M6A2 rifles, suppressors and adapters, and wireless GPS tracking devices.


Date Created: August 19, 2009