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Technology Enhancement and Community Policing Projects

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $167,844)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, 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 cities of Beaumont and Port Arthur and Jefferson County are listed as disparate jurisdictions under the FY 2010 Local JAG Program and will share the JAG funds. The city of Beaumont will serve as the fiscal agent for all three jurisdictions. The city of Beaumont Police Department will use their share of the grant funds to procure crime analysis software, heat sensors for K-9 vehicles, mobile data computers, software licenses, safety equipment, and computer equipment and supplies. The city of Port Arthur will use the grant funds to purchase in-car video cameras and safety equipment for the city's police department. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office will purchase a mugshot computer system server and laptop.


Date Created: August 3, 2010