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Bannock County Area Law Enforcement Equipment Upgrade Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $62,034)

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).

Bannock County, the city of Chubbuck, and the city of Pocatello have been certified disparate and have agreed to share the aggregate of funds allocated under the FY 2010 JAG Program. The Bannock County Sheriff's Office, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their funds to replace antiquated equipment. Funds will be used to upgrade 15 year old radar systems in their patrol vehicles, and to purchase a hand-held radar system to be used by the motorcycle officers, a Watch Guard Digital in Car Video System to replace the VHS model currently being used, a computer photo evidence server, and crime scene investigation equipment. The city of Pocatello Police Department will use their funds to purchase gas masks, protective helmets, riot batons and carriers for the equipment, which will be issued to the line personnel of the Patrol Division. The Chubbuck Police Department will replace eight aging Taser Electronic Control Devices, outdated holsters, and replacement cartridges.


Date Created: August 23, 2010