Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $11,524)
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 City of Lumberton will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) award in the amount of $11,524 to pay overtime to police department personnel. Personnel working overtime will be patrol/beat officers, drug enforcement team members, interdiction team members, detectives, juvenile detectives, and police social workers. The personnel will work in high crime and high traffic areas of the city with the goals of reducing violent crimes and increasing the quality of life for its residents. The JAG award will enable the Lumberton Police Department to continue to work covert and overt operations, and will be used to maintain task force teams for reduction of crimes related to gangs, guns, and prostitution.