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Criminal Investigation- Major Crime Initiative

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $19,747)

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 city of Gretna will use JAG funds to support the Gretna Police Department. Specifically, grant funds will be used to facilitate overtime compensation for five officers actively investigating local narcotic organizations. The city's goal is to strengthen combat efforts against active narcotic organizations operating within the community. JAG funds will assist the city of Gretna's policing efforts, as well as ensure the sustenance of essential services.


Date Created: August 26, 2010