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Interoperabile Communications Mobile Radio Enhancement

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $16,282)

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).

St. Charles Parish Sheriff will utilize the 2009 JAG funds to enhance communications. St. Charles Parish Sheriff will purchase two in car mobile radios and three desktop control station radios. The radios will provide the sheriff's office the ability to conduct interoperable communications with surrounding regional, state and federal public safety agencies.


Date Created: September 7, 2009