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Equipping County Criminal Justice Departments

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $93,978)

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).

Fort Bend County is listed as a direct recipient of JAG funds under the Fiscal Year 2010 JAG Local Program. The County will allocate JAG funds to various county criminal justice entities to acquire law enforcement equipment. The County departments include: Constable Precincts 1, 2, 3, and 4; Fort Bend County Sheriff's Department; Fire Marshal; County Attorney; and District Attorney's Office. Equipment to be procured include tasers, body armor, radios, radars, computers, mobile in-car computers, cell phone air time charges, and vehicle tracking devices.


Date Created: August 12, 2010