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2009 La Crosse Area Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
La Crosse
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $28,136)

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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of La Crosse County and the city of La Crosse will use their JAG Local award, in the amount of $28,136, to support the needs of the local law enforcement agencies in the areas of equipment and supplies. These funds will assist in the prevention and control of crime, and also improve the criminal justice system. The La Crosse County Sheriff's Office will obtain radios, both portable and mobile, to become APCO compliant. The radios will enhance the effectiveness, efficiency, and safety of the La Crosse County Sheriff's Department. The La Crosse Police Department will obtain computer hardware and software to enhance its investigative capabilities regarding computer crimes. This equipment will permit the forensic examination of computer hard drives. Funding will also be used to replace computer hardware and software that is outdated but necessary for daily operations. Finally, the Department will obtain mobile communications equipment, which will allow for more efficient communications and deployment of agency personnel.


Date Created: August 26, 2009