Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $12,412)
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 Ottumwa and the County of Wapello will use their Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) award in the amount of $12,412 to purchase law enforcement equipment. The Ottumwa Police Department will use their portion of the JAG funds ($10,550) to purchase two patrol rifles, ammunition, two desktop computers, two tasers, and one laptop computer. The Wapello County Sheriff's Department will use their portion ($1,862) to purchase two patrol rifles.