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Information System Enhancement and Patrol Vehicles

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $103,332)

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 Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Department will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to fund their Information System Enhancement and Police Vehicles Programs. The Parish Sheriff will use funds to update the department's police vehicle fleet by adding three motorcycles and one police car. Funds will also be used to purchase laptop computers for the School Resource Officers. The equipment purchases are expected to decrease the department's response time and provide law enforcement with greater flexibility, police protection coverage, and enhancement of informational systems.


Date Created: September 1, 2009