Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $33,250)
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).
In the disparate jurisdiction of Comanche County, the County and city of Lawton will share the 2008 JAG award ($33,250), with the City serving as both applicant and fiscal agent. The County Sheriff's Department ($6,650) and the Lawton Police Department ($26,600) will both use their funds to purchase equipment. The Lawton Police Department will purchase two electric police vehicles and the Comanche Sheriff's Department will purchase three computers and printers, one laptop computer, three whiteboards, three shredders, and three radio batteries. This equipment will enhance the law enforcement capabilities of both departments.