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Police Wireless MESH Network Enhancements Project

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
St. Tammany
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $17,353)

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 Slidell will use JAG funds to support the Slidell Police Department. Funds will be used to purchase three expansion access points. The city's goal is to enhance their existing wireless mobile data network, enabling officers an increased tour-of-duty in efforts of providing greater officer visibility throughout the community and quicker incidence response time. Edward Byrne JAG funds will assist the city of Slidell policing efforts, as well as ensure the sustenance of essential services.


Date Created: August 23, 2010