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NPD Technology/Firearms Training Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $12,268)

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 Nacogdoches will use the 2009 JAG funds to purchase electronic equipment needed to complete and enhance two current technology improvement projects and to supplement a current law enforcement firearms training program for the Nacogdoches Police Department (NPD). Completion of the NPD's technology improvement program will allow command staff officers, as well as patrol officers, to stay up-to-date on activities as reported through their computer aided dispatch system. They will also purchase a bar code scanner for inventory control and additional firearms training supplies. These purchases will allow the department to provide proper firearms training for in-service and new hire officers.


Date Created: September 16, 2009