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Abilene City and Taylor 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, $59,971)

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 Abilene and county of Taylor are in a disparate relationship. The city will serve as the fiscal agent under this award and will use its portion of funds to supplement other JAG grant funding to replace the mobile video recorders (MVRs) and operating systems currently in use in the Abiline Police Department's patrol fleet. The current MVRs are no longer able to be repaired. Taylor County Sheriff's Office will acquire in-car video cameras for inmate transport vehicles. These cameras would allow officers to record both audio and video of incidents happening in front of the vehicle, as well as, prisoner actions in the back seat area.


Date Created: August 22, 2011