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FY 14 JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $48,829)

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 plans to utilize its portion of the FY 2014 JAG award to upgrade its training capabilities. Training in-house saves the department money by eliminating travel related expenses.

The Bowie County Sheriff's Office will utilize its share of the FY 2014 JAG award to obtain additional mobile data computers and mobile hotspots. Procurement of this equipment is expected to improve department and officer effectiveness and efficiency, as well as, improve individual officer safety. The computers will allow officers to receive detailed information about the incident and individuals involved when responding to calls for service. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 3, 2014