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I.P.E.S Investigative Protection & Evidence System

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $44,682)

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 Sheriff's Office will utilize the 2009 JAG funds to enhance officers' safety during covert operations as well as when working in the field. Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office purchases will include: a body camera, a button camera, sunglass cameras to safely gather evidence during investigations and interrogations; surveillance equipment, digital recorders, forensic kits for use during interrogations and surveillance to extract information to solve cases or provide evidence for cases, and bullet proof vests to enhance officers' safety.


Date Created: August 26, 2009