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FY 16 JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $99,596)

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 Odessa Police Department will utilize its portion of JAG funds to purchase equipment which would otherwise be unavailable. The Department will purchase LIDARS, Tasers, Ballistic Helmets, Ballistic Shields, and First Aid Equipment. The Ector County Sheriff’s Office will fund overtime for their deputies/officers and dispatchers. The overtime will cover additional patrols during holidays, weekends, and during personnel shortages. The funds will also be used for dispatcher overtime when necessary.


Date Created: August 25, 2016