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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $46,239)

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 Hammond will utilize its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award for law enforcement equipment. The city will purchase equipment for the police department and the corrections center. The equipment to be purchased includes: metal detectors for the detection of contraband being taken into the jail, mobile and portable radios to comply with the new 700MhZ system in Louisiana, cell phone forensics software to retrieve data from cell phones, night sight thermal imaging system for surveillance and apprehension, and portable fingerprint kits for fingerprint retrieval at crime scenes. The city of Hammond will also utilize funds to cover administrative costs associated with administering the award.


Date Created: September 17, 2009