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Hold The Line

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $15,007)

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 disparate jurisdictions will use this JAG award to purchase law enforcement equipment and supplies that will improve officer safety during traffic enforcement and gang encounters, as well as enhance communications during auto theft and drug trafficking interdiction. Specific purchases will include stop stick kit, evidence equipment, a digital camera, and tactical masks. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 26, 2014