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Comprehensive Law Enforcement Strategies for the City of New Orleans

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $320,694)

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 New Orleans will use JAG funds to support local law enforcement initiatives. Funds will be used to purchase needed equipment and supplies to enhance the Canine Narcotics Unit; facilitate overtime compensation for deputies to conduct anti-crime patrols in high crime areas; purchase 25 in car digital video recorders to expand Smart Policing capabilities; employ an Information Systems Manager for the District Attorney's Office; and apply administrative funds to supplement the city of New Orleans JAG Program Manager's salary. JAG funds will assist the city's policing efforts, as well as ensure the sustenance of essential services.


Date Created: September 2, 2010