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Equipment Project

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $13,529)

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).

Lamar County plans to utilize the grant funding toward the Lamar County Sheriff's Office. The goal of the department is to fully equip all deputies with the best equipment and training environments possible through the purchase of tactical knives, new barrels to replace old barrels on their SRT M-4's, simulation handguns to be used for training purposes, and simulation uppers for AR's for training. This requested equipment will help keep deputies and citizens of Lamar County safe.


Date Created: August 25, 2010