Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $16,718)
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 Dallas County and the city of Selma will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $16,718 for overtime expenses. The Dallas County Sheriff's Office will use its portion of the JAG award ($8,359) to pay overtime for deputies who work in high-crime areas and for those officers who track sex offenders. The Selma Police Department will use its portion of the funds ($8,359) to help fund Project Bull's Eye, which pays officers overtime to target specific crimes in targeted areas.