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Law Enforcement Leadership Training and SWAT Team Equipment

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $30,024)

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 Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office will use their grant funds to purchase firearms equipment including 14 universal holster systems for SWAT team members that can accommodate a firearm mounted flashlight system along with 14 firearm mounted flashlights for SWAT. They will also send officers to SWAT and other law enforcement trainings. The City of Twin Falls Police Department will send officers to law enforcement leadership and career development training. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 10, 2014