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Technology Enhancement Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $134,179)

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 Beaumont, Jefferson County, and city of Port Arthur are listed as disparate jurisdictions on the FY 2011 JAG Local Allocation chart. The city of Beaumont will serve as the fiscal agent.

All three jurisdictions' law enforcement agencies will use JAG funds to acquire necessary equipment for law enforcement communication and enhanced inter-operability. This project includes the replacement of broken, incompatible, and obsolete equipment, including computer hardware, computer software, and officer safety equipment. The purchase of these items will enhance law enforcement operations through the use of new technologies and additional resources. Funds will be used to acquire mobile data computers with accessories (City of Beaumont), computer software for radios (City of Port Arthur), and computer software and hardware for radio systems (Jefferson County).


Date Created: August 25, 2011