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City of Killeen, City of Temple, Bell County Local JAG

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $93,783)

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 Killeen, Bell County, and city of Temple are listed as disparate jurisdictions on the FY 2011 JAG Local Allocation chart. The city of Killeen will serve as the fiscal agent. All three jurisdictions will utilize JAG funds to support law enforcement projects.

Specifically, the City of Killeen Police Department will purchase rifles, and surveillance and communications equipment. The City of Temple Police Department will acquire a Desk Officer On-line Reporting system that will allow citizens to report crimes and an Overtime Management system to allow staff to track and manage officer overtime. The Bell County Sheriff's Office will pay overtime to deputies who will be deployed for special events and projects (e.g., graduations, holiday events, and other large gathering events).


Date Created: August 25, 2011