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FY2011 JAG Lubbock County Joint Enforcement Initiative

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $198,845)

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 Lubbock and Lubbock County are listed as disparate jurisdictions on the FY 2011 JAG Local Allocation chart. The city will serve as the fiscal agent. Both jurisdictions will fund law enforcement projects.

The goals of this project are to provide improved law enforcement services to the citizens of the Lubbock area through the acquisition of up-to-date technologies and equipment for the enhancement of investigation, documentation, and patrol capabilities by the Lubbock Police Department, the Lubbock County District Attorney's Office, and the Lubbock County Sheriff's Department.

The city will acquire crime scene, investigative, and computer equipment, and canines. The DA's office will train and certify investigators in digital forensics and record retrieval, and acquire equipment for its crash data retrieval system. The sheriff's department will acquire communication consoles and an AFIS.


Date Created: August 17, 2011