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Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office Statewide Interoperability

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $20,027)

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 Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office will utilize this Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to enhance and improve communications. JAG funds will be used to purchase seven P25 compatible radio systems. The radios will enhance and improve the communications with other agencies including the Louisiana State Police, Federal agencies, and other surrounding law enforcement agencies on the Louisiana Statewide Interoperable System.


Date Created: September 3, 2009