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FY2010 Edward Byrne Communications Upgrade

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $22,119)

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 city of Lufkin will use the FY 2010 Bureau of Justice Assistance JAG funds to enhance the local law enforcement efforts by purchasing two new servers. The servers will enable the department to exchange information coming into the Communications Center with the mobile units in the community. While serving the community and on patrol, this will allow law enforcement officers to respond to situations in a more timely and informed manner. The servers will create a better flow of information throughout the department to allow for future planning of safety services. The project's goal is to purchase equipment which will improve or enhance law enforcement programs related to criminal justice for the local community.


Date Created: August 16, 2010