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Equipment to fully outfit four patrol Deputies.

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $250,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The Bee County Sheriff's Office (Texas) will utilize the FY 2010 Congressionally Selected Award to procure law enforcement equipment for newly hired deputies. The agency's goal is to properly equip these four positions with necessary law enforcement equipment that will enable deputies to carry out duties in a safe and efficient manner.

Grant funds will allow the Sheriff's Office to issue new deputies with up-to-date, reliable equipment and new patrol vehicles. To aid in the apprehension of criminals, personal protective equipment will be provided which will allow deputies to respond to various criminal activity situations (some are high-risk situations). In addition, in-car computer data systems will be procured that will allow for real-time information sharing between agencies.


Date Created: September 7, 2010