Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $44,783)
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 jurisdictions of Wilmington City and Hanover County are in a disparate relationship and will share the Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 JAG award of $44,783 equally. The Hanover County Sheriff's Department will use its portion of the JAG funds to purchase twelve laptop computers with warrant and insurance, twelve DC power adaptors, and six laptop mounts to be installed in patrol vehicles. The Wilmington Police Department will use its portion of the JAG funds to purchase an automatic license plate recognition system for use by the agencies' problem oriented policing team. These law enforcement purchases will enhance the Police and Sheriff's Departments' ability to serve their respective communties.