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FY 2010 JAG Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $94,843)

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 FY 2010 JAG funds will be used to support the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office "Criminal information System Enhancement, and Police and Patrol Vehicle Equipment Program". Funds will be used to purchase three radar detector units, a police vehicle, seventeen SWAT helmets, a police boat motor, a digital camera and a forensic software package. The Parish Sheriff's goals are to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of law enforcement systems and crime prevention, response and criminal justice follow-up capabilities. Edward Byrne JAG funds will assist Tangipahoa Parish policing efforts, as well as ensure the sustenance of essential services.


Date Created: August 23, 2010