Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $278,209)
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).
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office will use JAG funds to support local law enforcement initiatives. Funds will be used to purchase thirteen ID screening kits, thirty-six computers, twenty-two printers, a Cisco switch, a computer aided dispatch solution, a voice over internet protocol phone solution, twelve noise meters, four calibration devices, and one-hundred digital cameras with cases. Parish goals are to advance local community oriented policing practices, and maximize officer resources for the reduction of crime to improve public safety throughout the community. Edward Byrne JAG funds will assist Jefferson Parish Sheriff's policing efforts, as well as ensure the sustenance of essential services.