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Desoto Sheriffs Office FY 2009 Local JAG project

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $13,842)

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).

DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office will utilize the 2009 JAG funds to replace and update equipment. They will purchase electronic surveillance and evidence collection equipment for the Criminal Investigation Division. The equipment will be used to conduct all phases of criminal investigations, including narcotics investigations, major crimes, and violent offenses.


Date Created: August 13, 2009