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FY2010 Lubbock County Joint Enforcement Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $242,938)

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 Lubbock and county of Lubbock 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.

The city of Lubbock Police Department proposes to utilize its portion of JAG funds to procure the following: on-line reporting software; negotiator communications system upgrade; communication equipment; laptop computers for criminal investigators in the field; scanner to convert archived police reports and records from microfilm to electronic format; emergency restraint chair for the detention facility; and ruggedized laptop computers that are interoperable with new digital recording equipment.

Lubbock County will allocate funds to the District Attorney's Office (DA) and Sheriff's Office. The DA's Office proposes to replace up to two police-package vehicles for use by district attorney investigators, who are sworn peace officers. The Sheriff's Office will continue to finalize its communication infrastructure upgrade project that was initiated with Recovery Act funds. This proposed project will improve the Sheriff's Office computer aided dispatch system. In addition, the Sheriff's Office will acquire replacement hand-held radios to replace older models that can no longer be repaired due to age and unavailability of necessary parts.


Date Created: August 22, 2010