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Thibodaux Police Department Equipment

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $14,978)

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 Thibodaux, through the police department, will utilize the 2009 JAG funds to purchase equipment. The city of Thibodaux Police Department will purchase portable radios, a radio base station, and an infrared video and audio surveillance camera for their mobile command unit. The police department will also purchase audio/video cameras for Internal Affairs and Criminal Investigations. The addition of the equipment will enhance the ability of the department to better serve and protect the citizens and reduce overall crime in the city.


Date Created: September 21, 2009