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Joint Criminal Interdiction Equipment Purchase Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
United States of America
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $11,859)

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 Gonzales and county of Gonzales are listed as disparate jurisdictions under the FY 2010 JAG Local Program. The City will serve as the fiscal agent to administer the JAG funds. Grant funds will be utilized for the procurement of criminal interdiction equipment to be issued to law enforcement officers.

Specifically, the city of Gonzales Police Department and county of Gonzales Sheriff's Department will both share the usage of a global positioning tracking device and motoshot total control robot. The police department and the sheriff's department will also acquire global positioning units and communication devices.


Date Created: August 29, 2010