Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $13,735)
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 Goldsboro and the County of Wayne will utilize their joint Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant award in the amount of $13,735 to provide the Goldsboro Police Department (GPD) and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) with resources to better equip officers in the field. The funds will be used to implement a project to upgrade their communications system. The grant will allow both agencies to purchase mobile and portable radio equipment that are P25 compatible to comply with the local public safety communications upgrade and allow interoperability. It will also provide installation costs.