Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $18,217)
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 Boone County and Columbia City will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $18,217 to update general and tactical equipment for the sheriffs and police departments. The funds will be distributed equally between both jurisdictions. The Boone County Sheriffs Department will purchase digital audio recorders, microphones, video recorders, memory, and tactical force protective training gear. The Columbia Police Department will utilize funds to equip officers with X-26 tasers, cartridge pouches, and X-26 taser log holders. The Columbia Police Department will provide a match of $102.00 to offset additional costs for full deployment.