Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $30,459)
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 Waterbury Police Department will use its Fiscal Year JAG award to enhance and improve law enforcement in Waterbury, Connecticut. The department will purchase equipment, technology, and other materials directly related to basic law enforcement functions. The equipment purchased through this grant will enhance the ability of patrol officers and investigators to respond to crimes, conduct investigations, generate effective police reports, and will provide overtime for officers and investigators.