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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $184,996)

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 Bossier and Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office have been certified disparate and have agreed to split the aggregate of Fiscal Year 2009 JAG funds allocated to them in half, with the city of Bossier acting as fiscal agent. The city of Bossier will use their half of the funds to purchase and equip an emergency response vehicle (up to one ton) to be used for a command post and for transporting specialized units, other personnel, and equipment. The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office will use their portion of the funds to increase patrol efforts within the parish through the purchase of four police cruisers. The additional police patrol will enhance the safety of deputies and better protect the citizens of Bossier Parish.


Date Created: August 24, 2009