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ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training) / Computer Forensics Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $16,708)

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).

Johnson County is listed as a direct recipient on the FY 2011 JAG Local Allocation chart. The focus of the Johnson County Sheriff's Office and the Johnson County Commissioners Court is to provide critical safety training to personnel for response to crisis situations or critical incidents that are of increased risk to the citizens of Johnson County and law enforcement officers.

JAG funds will be used to provide crisis preparedness training and cell phone forensics to deputies assigned to various divisions and teams. The addition of training equipment and forensic training will allow law enforcement to respond to calls for service of a critical nature with the proper equipment to bring a safe resolution. The Cell Phone Forensics Program will allow services to be provided to collect and retrieve deleted evidentiary data to be used in criminal prosecution.


Date Created: August 25, 2011