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Law Enforcement Criminal Interdiction and Traffic Enforcement Enhancement Project

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $34,594)

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 Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office will use FY 2010 JAG funds to purchase two vehicle mounted video recording systems and seventeen dual band speed detection devices. The parish sheriff's goals are to enhance officers' abilities to detect criminal activity, record and document law enforcement actions more effectively, and improve deputy highway safety throughout the community. Edward Byrne JAG funds will assist Livingston Parish policing efforts, as well as ensure the sustenance of essential services.


Date Created: September 15, 2010