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Communication and Technology Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $20,776)

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 county of Williamson will use the JAG funds to enhance the communication capabilities for the sheriff's office by purchasing two electronic wall-mounted display boards, two mobile electronic tablets, computer network software, one speed detection laser, uniform apparel, and personal protective equipment. The sheriff department's goal is to provide enhanced data interoperability between field public safety providers, the 911 center, and the emergency operations center.


Date Created: September 16, 2009