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Las Cruces Police Department Equipment Expansion Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $38,554)

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 grantee will use funds to purchase equipment that will be used to address escalating criminal activity which includes gang activity, gang-related violence, and trafficking of guns and weapons. The grantee will purchase audio/visual cameras, a night vision monocular, an electronic tracking system, and an upgrade to a specialized audio/visual software and hardware system.


Date Created: August 27, 2013