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In-Car Video Camera Systems to Support DWI Arrests

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $15,558)

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).

St. Landry Parish will use JAG funds to support the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Department. Funds will be used to purchase four in car video camera systems and six digital cameras. The Parish goals are to enhance patrol unit recording systems and digital photographic capabilities of deputies. Edward Byrne JAG funds will assist St. Landry Parish policing efforts, as well as ensure the sustenance of essential services.


Date Created: August 23, 2010