Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $22,840)
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own 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 for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).
The disparate jurisdictions of the city of Waterloo and the county of Black Hawk will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $22,840 to support the Tri-County Drug Task Force, which is a multi-jurisdictional task force responsible for investigation of drug-related crimes. The JAG funds will support personnel costs for law enforcement officers from the Waterloo Police Department, the Cedar Falls Police Department, and the Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office. The county of Black Hawk will also use JAG funds to support a full-time prosecutor from the Black Hawk County Attorney's Office assigned to prosecute drug-related crimes in Black Hawk County, and who works hand-in-hand with the Drug Task Force.