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Regular City Council Meeting
Resolution - Police:
Consider a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute an agreement with the United States Department of Justice for an Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant to fund the Lubbock County Joint Enforcement Initiative Program.
This agreement is to accept $187,914 from the Department of Justice for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) to fund the Lubbock County Joint Enforcement Initiative Program. The City of Lubbock and Lubbock County are each eligible to receive funding and agree to share the grant equally, each receiving $93,957. The Lubbock Police Department (LPD) will manage the grant.
If awarded, the majority of the grant funds (approximately 85%) will be used to offset the yearly Taser payment that is currently in Contract Year 2 of 5. This allows LPD to stay in line with the goal of providing officers with a less-lethal option by replacing previously issued tasers which are outdated and no longer being supported by the manufacturer. Approximately 11% of the funds will be utilized to upgrade crime scene and forensic equipment as well as the training required for forensic investigators. The remaining 4% will be used to purchase riot/crowd control gear and related training for the mounted police horses. This will assist with the goal of preparing the mounted unit for riot/crowd control situations in the future.
The City's portion of the grant is $93,957 and does not require a local match.
Jerry Brewer, Interim Chief of Police
JAG 2019 Interlocal Agreement
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