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Equipment Enhancement Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $12,327)

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).

Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office will utilize the 2009 JAG funds to enhance their ability to investigate crimes and collect and document evidence. The sheriff's office will purchase digital cameras to document crime scenes and evidence, body wire to record criminal activities during investigations, software for laptops to allow access to department's office records management system, crime portable lights, and a portable generator for use to provide lighting at crime scenes.


Date Created: September 16, 2009