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Law Enforcement Technology Enhancement Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,674)

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).

Rusk County will use the JAG funds to upgrade to a software program for the sheriff's office. The current program, NetData, is used in dispatch, patrol, jail, warrants, and criminal investigation. The department has chosen to upgrade to the Badge software program, which will save them money on technical support and will make information sharing much easier with the other local agencies.


Date Created: September 13, 2009