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Greenville City JAG Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $19,726)

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 Greenville and county of Hunt are in a disparate relationship. The city is the fiscal agent managing the grant funds. The Greenville Police Department will purchase and utilize surveillance equipment as prescribed by law. The Hunt County Sheriff's Office will utilize the surveillance equipment when requested, in joint investigations, and in investigations when the Sheriff's Office is the sole law enforcement agency conducting the investigation.


Date Created: August 22, 2011