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Law Enforcement Records System Upgrade

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $15,670)

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).

Claiborne Parish Sheriff's Office (PSO) will use JAG funds to support local law enforcement initiatives. Funds will be used to purchase equipment, hardware and software to build a High Speed Imaging system. In addition, funds will be used to facilitate overtime compensation for PSO employees assisting the file conversion project. The project goal is to implement a searchable electronic digital records system. JAG funds will assist Claiborne Parish Sheriff's policing efforts, as well as ensure the sustenance of essential services.


Date Created: August 31, 2010