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Operation P.O.S.S.E. (Police,Officer,Safety,Service, Equipment)

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $41,905)

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).

Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government, through the Houma Police Department, will utilize this Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to enhance officer safety and prosecution rates. The Houma Police Department will purchase floatation devices to assist officers during high water situations; ballistic helmets and shields to enhance officers' safety during shooting incidents; night vision equipment to provide officers the ability to see in extreme darkness; and fingerprint kits to assist the DA's Office in prosecuting cases. The Houma Police Department will also utilize funds to cover costs associated with administering the grant.


Date Created: September 16, 2009