Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $10,483)
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 Eagle Pass will use the FY 2010 JAG funds for law enforcement equipment purchases. The Police Department will replace the old and outdated uniforms for the department's entire 72 uniformed personnel. This project is essential to the maintenance of good order and is considered necessary to achieving the public safety mission. The Eagle Pass Police Department has embraced and put into practice standards that are core elements of excellence. This project is classified as mission critical and the elements are integral in the field of a value-based organization.