Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $13,955)
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 Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 JAG award will be shared by the disparate jurisdictions of Iowa City and Johnson County. The Iowa City Police Department (ICPD) will purchase three TASER devices with accessories and warranties. The ICPD will also purchase extended warranties for twenty-one tasers brought in 2007. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office will upgrade and install three MPH Industries Enforcer Radar units and four breath tester units to replace older or nonfunctioning ones.