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Ponchatoula JAG CAD Dispatch Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $10,518)

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 Ponchatoula will utilize the 2009 JAG funds to upgrade the technology of the police department. The city of Ponchatoula will purchase computer aided dispatch software that will provide the police department a method to record time, addresses, complaints, and other information related to calls and incidents. The computer aided dispatch software will allow officers to access information quickly and accurately and submit field based reports from their vehicles.


Date Created: September 20, 2009