Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $32,021)
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).
Montgomery County will use its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG funds to purchase in-car digital camera systems for six Montgomery County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicles. These systems will be used to document in quality format vehicle traffic stops, vehicle pursuits, and use of force incidents In addition, the systems will document criminal arrests of a variety of suspects which could include motor vehicle theft investigations, multi-jurisdictional drug and gang investigations, and other incidents that may occur while officers are on patrol.