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FY 2013 JAG Local Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $79,342)

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 program 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, City of Temple, and Bell County will utilize the FY 2013 Local JAG funds to purchase equipment. Specifically, the City of Killeen will purchase patrol rifles; the City of Temple will purchase a body worn video camera and police riot helmets; and Bell County will purchase radar units. The goals are to improve public safety and enhance law enforcement efforts by upgrading the city and county's capability to respond to encounters with weapons.


Date Created: August 29, 2013