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Technology Improvement for Law Enforcement

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $69,898)

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).

Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office and the city of Monroe have been certified disparate and are required to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the aggregate of funds allocated to them under the FY 2010 JAG Program. Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office will purchase and implement a network storage device. The city of Monroe will purchase equipment to maintain and upgrade their HTE Computer System. Edward Byrne JAG funds will assist Ouachita Parish Sheriff's and Monroe City policing efforts, as well as ensure the sustenance of essential services.


Date Created: August 25, 2010