Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $38,435)
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 the city of Fort Smith and county of Sebastian will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $38,435 to purchase law enforcement equipment. The Fort Smith Police Department will use the entire award to purchase 40 Sierra Wireless MP 875 3G trunk mounted modems. This equipment will allow for better communications between the police department, Sebastian County, all municipal police departments within Sebastian County, and the Arkansas State Police.