Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $408,057)
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 East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office and Baton Rouge-East Baton Rouge City-Parish will use JAG funds in the amount of $408,057 to support local law enforcement initiatives. East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office will purchase a multi-point telecommunications system and complete implementation of their in-car video system project. Baton Rouge-East Baton Rouge City-Parish will utilize funds to purchase equipment, supplies and technology for the Crime Scene Division, Media Division, Burglary Division, Intelligence Division, Training Services, Underwater Investigative Unit, Narcotics Unit, Special Response Team, and the Forgery Division. Edward Byrne JAG funds will assist the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office and Baton Rouge-East Baton Rouge City-Parish policing efforts, as well as ensure the sustenance of essential services.