Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $24,703)
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 Rock Hill will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant in the amount of $24,703 to provide the Rock Hill Police Department (RHPD) with resources to address officer safety and to provide better service to the community. This grant will enable RHPD to renovate an electronic targeting system that is needed to extend the current targeting range of twenty-five feet to fifty feet to comply with the current firearms qualification requirements for rifles. It also allows a safer and suitable distance from the control tower for officer safety and training purposes. RHPD will also purchase mobile data terminals to access vehicle information, NCIC checks, the department's Records Management System, and the Computer Aided Dispatch system. It is anticipated that acquiring this equipment will increase officer safety and increase the productivity of the officers and create better service to the city.