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Fleet/Evidence/Narcotics Security Upgrade

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $44,916)

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 Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office will use JAG funds to support local law enforcement initiatives. Funds will be used to purchase and install camera systems for their Fleet Maintenance Site and Evidence Facility. The Parish Sheriff's goal is to provide better security in order to reduce the risk of damage, burglary and theft to police vehicles, equipment, and evidence collection. Edward Byrne JAG funds will assist the Ascension Parish Sheriff's policing efforts, as well as ensure the sustenance of essential services.


Date Created: August 25, 2010