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Police Intelligence Analyst/Law Enforcement Equipment Upgrades and Enhancements

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $137,469)

This grant program is authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) (the 'Recovery Act') and by 42 U.S.C. 3751(a). The stated purposes of the Recovery Act are: to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery; to assist those most impacted by the recession; to provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health; to invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits; and to stabilize state and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive state and local tax increases. The Recovery Act places great emphasis on accountability and transparency in the use of taxpayer dollars.

Among other things, it creates a new Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and a new website ' Recovery.gov ' to provide information to the public, including access to detailed information on grants and contracts made with Recovery Act funds.

The Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program funded under the Recovery Act is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. Recovery JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system, from multi-jurisdictional drug and gang task forces to crime prevention and domestic violence programs, courts, corrections, treatment, and justice information sharing initiatives. Recovery JAG funded projects may address crime through the provision of services directly to individuals and/or communities and by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice systems, processes, and procedures.

The disparate jurisdictions consisting of Grayson County and the cities of Sherman and Denison will use their Recovery Act JAG award in the amount of $137,469 to support law enforcement in the county. The city of Sherman will serve as the fiscal agent to administer the JAG Recovery funds for all three jurisdictions.

The Sherman Police Department will utilize its portion of funds to hire a police intelligence analyst, who will be responsible for utilizing various electronic communication devices and information systems to collect and analyze bulk information to assist in tactical and strategic law enforcement operations. Grant funds will cover travel costs for the analyst to attend an intelligence analyst training class. In addition, office equipment will be provided for this position (computer with accessories and office desk).

The Grayson County Sheriff's Office will procure digital equipment (in-car cameras, interview recording system, recorders, and cameras). This equipment will be used for interviewing suspects, capturing statements from witnesses, and for investigation purposes.

The Denison Police Department will acquire radar devices, security camera system package, patrol vehicle accessories, and an evidence bar code scanner.


Date Created: July 29, 2009