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FY 2013 Local JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $39,228)

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 Texarkana Police Department (TPD) plans to utilize the FY 2013 Local JAG funds to purchase forensic mapping equipment and software, as well as property and evidence management software. The Bowie County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) plans to buy mobile data computers. The overall goal for the TPD is to improve its abilities to collect, document, and preserve items of evidence. The BCSO is expected to improve department and officer effectiveness and efficiency, as well as improve individual officer safety.


Date Created: August 29, 2013