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Equipment Acquisition for Law Enforcement Agencies

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $71,232)

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 the city of Wichita Falls and Wichita County will use the JAG award in the amount of $71,232 to acquire equipment that will provide a safer environment for the officers and the community. The city of Wichita Falls, serving as fiscal agent, will use $39,177.60 to purchase ballistic vests and ammunition. Wichita County will use $32,054.40 to purchase equipment to enhance prisoner transport, prisoner cell extractions, and the criminal investigation division.


Date Created: August 27, 2009