Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $103,583)
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 consisting of Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office and the City of Aurora Police Department will use their JAG funds to improve the operational effectiveness and efficiency through applied technology. The City of Aurora will use $90,475 in JAG funds to purchase computer equipment and software for a forensic computer lab, one high-end server, three large screen TV monitors with dedicated computers for an information distribution enhancement system, software for a directive management system, and twelve mobile report entry licenses for desktop computers. Arapahoe County will use $13,108 in JAG funds to provide salary and benefits to a part-time investigator to work on re-investigating unsolved cases.