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Equipment Upgrade

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $10,813)

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 city of Kaplan, through the police department, will utilize the 2009 JAG funds for equipment. The city of Kaplan Police Department will purchase radar detectors to replace outdated ones. The department also intends to purchase an identification card maker to provide department personnel with better quality identifications that are not easily counterfeited.


Date Created: September 16, 2009