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Amarillo Police Department/Potter County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Equipment (General) and Technology.

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $102,183)

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 Amarillo and Potter County are listed as disparate jurisdictions under the FY 2014 Local JAG allocation. The city will serve as the fiscal agent and will utilize its portion of funds to procure electronic ticket (traffic citation) writers for its police department. The overall project goal is to provide up-to-date equipment for the patrol officers. The electronic ticket writers will assist patrol officers in their traffic enforcement function. The Potter County Sheriff's Office plans to purchase traditional law enforcement equipment and technology items, such as: laptops, body armor vests, tasers, self-defense items, camera and video surveillance equipment, and alternate light sources. NCA/NCF

Date Created: June 29, 2014