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Waco City & McLennan County JAG Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $103,142)

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 Waco and county of McLennan have been designated as disparate jurisdictions and will share the JAG award. The Waco Police Department will serve as the fiscal agent for the award and will coordinate efforts with the McLennan County Sheriffs Office. Both entities will use funds to support law enforcement communication projects. The Waco City Police Department will provide a dispatch console/workstation in the dispatch center to enhance and improve communication capabilities. The McLennan County Sheriff's Office will acquire and install a self-supporting tower on the sheriff's office property. The tower is necessary to receive and transmit microwave signals from McLennan County's main tower at the HOT Coliseum to the sheriff's proposed dispatch center.


Date Created: August 25, 2011