Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $21,014)
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 Lima and the County of Allen will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $12,014 for law enforcement purposes. Both jurisdictions agree that the City of Lima will serve as the fiscal agent and disburse $9,456.50 to the County. The Allen County Sheriff's Office will purchase 11 docking stations for its patrol cars. The Lima Police Department will use funds to support its Proactive Crime Elimination (PACE) unit that is designed to combat drug trafficking, related violent crime, prostitution, and internet-based pedophilia. Needed supplies will be purchased, including cell phones, video equipment, and media supplies.