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Law Enforcement Equipment Purchases

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $16,887)

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 La Quinta will use the 2009 JAG funds to purchase six portable breath testers, emergency incident lighting equipment, traffic safety cones, and a portable audio/visual recording device and storage system for the city police department. The police department plans to utilize the specified equipment to enhance enforcement operations and better respond to DUI collision incidents when they occur. The audio/visual recording systems would be used to accurately document contacts and investigations conducted by the traffic and special enforcement officers.


Date Created: August 20, 2009