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Rapides Parish JAG Projects

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $133,588)

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 disparate jurisdictions of Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office and the city of Alexandria will use JAG funds in the amount of $133,588 to support local law enforcement initiatives. The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office will use funds to hire personnel and employ Confidential Informant Funds. The city of Alexandria will facilitate overtime compensation to combat illegal narcotics activities and purchase equipment to continue the development of their E-Citation System. The disparate jurisdictions' project goals are to enhance Rapides Parish Metro Narcotics Task Force. Edward Byrne JAG funds will assist Rapides Parish Sheriff's and Alexandria's policing efforts, as well as ensure the sustenance of essential services.


Date Created: August 31, 2010