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AI- 8187   3. H.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 02/15/2017  
FY2018 JAG Public Safety Enhancements resolution/application
Submitted By: Natalie Eckstrom, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

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RECOMMENDATION
Adopt a resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application to the Office of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division for funding of the Nueces County Public Safety Enhancements Project.
BACKGROUND
The Criminal Justice Division (CJD) of the Governor’s Office is soliciting competitive applications for projects that reduce crime and improve the criminal justice system Federal funds are authorized under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG).

On September 4, 2013, the Commissioners Court accepted a grant award under this CJD program for the Public Safety Project in the amount of $44,718. On October 8, 2014, the Commissioners Court accepted a second grant award in the amount of $37,235.50. On September 28, 2016, the Court ratified the acceptance of a third award for $20,535.30. These grants covered equipment and technology needs of several County departments.
DISCUSSION
The Grants Administration Department sent an e-mail to all County law enforcement (Sheriff and Constables), the Juvenile Department, and the Public Works Environmental Enforcement Division, requesting their feedback as to whether their office wanted to participate in the new application for the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. The interested parties who responded were as follows: Sheriff’s Office, Public Works’ Environmental Enforcement, and Constable’s Offices Precinct 1, 2, and 5.

An application is being prepared on behalf of the above named departments. The applicants have expressed a need for updated or new technology and equipment such as patrol witness cameras, body armor, training ammunition and funds for training. Constable’s Office Precinct 5 is seeking to replace the narcotics K-9 that recently had to be retired.

The budget totals $52,000.00 and there is no match required.

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Budgeted: Funds Available: Adjustment: Amount Available:
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FY2018 JAG Public Safety Enhancements resolution/application

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