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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant 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, $25,985)

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 Pharr will use JAG funds to secure essential law enforcement equipment. Through the grant, the city will purchase in-car digital video recorders. The recorders will help ensure the ethical and fair application of the law during traffic stops, and will also serve as a deterrent for assaults on officers. Funds will also be used to purchase stop stick devices to be used during vehicle pursuits to enhance the safety of officers, motorists, and pedestrians.


Date Created: August 22, 2010