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Joint JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $23,643)

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 Pearland, city of Angleton, and Brazoria County have been designated as disparate jurisdictions to share the FY 2010 JAG award. The city of Pearland will serve as the fiscal agent for the award and use their portion of grant funds for law enforcement equipment which will reduce the necessity of using lethal force against perpetrators and simultaneously improve officer safety. Grant funds will be used to purchase uniform-attached video technology to introduce substantive "non-lethal" law enforcement technologies into the resource capacity of sworn police officers. Officers will be issued police video cameras that will assist in gathering evidence and increase officer and civilian safety.

The city of Angleton will use their share of grant funds for investigative and surveillance/security camera technologies for police officers and at the department facilities. Video cameras, designed for attachment to police uniforms, will be purchased and issued for the purpose of adding increased evidence-gathering technology for law enforcement. Grant funds will purchase hand-held cameras, a printer, memory upgrades, and an internet camera. Officer and civilian safety will be improved and the ability to gather and maintain evidence will now be a part of the sworn force's operations. Situations involving drug seizures, family violence, traffic violations and more intense investigations of crimes-against-persons and burglaries will benefit from the additional documentation of the scene that a video camera can provide.

Brazoria County will use their share of grant funds to enhance law enforcement equipment and/or technology.


Date Created: August 22, 2010