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Amarillo City &Potter County JAG Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $149,027)

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 Amarillo and county of Potter County have been designated as disparate jurisdictions and will share the JAG award. Amarillo City will serve as the fiscal agent and will use its portion of funds to acquire electronic ticket writers for issuing citations and fitness equipment to enhance officer fitness for duty level at the Amarillo Police Department. Potter County will acquire a portable AFIX, firearms, uniforms, body armor, and tactical equipment for the Potter County Sheriff's Office.


Date Created: August 22, 2011