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Fort Bend County Equipment Grant

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $71,782)

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).

Fort Bend County plans to utilize the FY 2014 JAG funds to acquire various equipment for its law enforcement agencies. Funds will be allocated to various county departments, which also includes fire marshal investigators, county attorney's environmental investigators, and district attorney's investigators, who will utilize camera equipment and related supplies to enhance their investigation techniques and evidence gathering. The sheriff's office will obtain traffic safety equipment for officers conducting traffic and incident stops. The four precinct constable offices will purchase traffic safety equipment and safety equipment for officers using less-than-lethal methods. Additionally, the County Unit of the Texas Department of Public Safety will acquire night vision equipment in pursuit of traffic offenders. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 10, 2014