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Raymondville City and Willacy County JAG Project

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $22,592)

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 Raymondville and county of Willacy County have been designated as disparate jurisdictions and will share the JAG award. The city of Raymondville will serve as the fiscal agent for the award and will coordinate efforts with the Willacy County Sheriff's Department in order to synergize the resources made available. They will purchase a new law enforcement vehicle will be used jointly by the Raymondville Police Department and Willacy County Peace Officers that regularly travel together in coordinated investigations. The vehicle will be outfitted for patrolling the community for illegal activities and investigating related crimes perpetrated by organized gangs and drug users. The goal of the projects will address crime by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice systems, processes, and procedures.


Date Created: August 17, 2011