Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $252,246)
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local governments, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and 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, including 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 and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).
Greenville County will use the JAG funds to enhance and continue communications programs in the sheriff's office. Specific purchases include 71 mobile data terminals (MDTs) and accessories for system upgrades. The purchase of the MDTs will allow the sheriff's office to maintain interface with computer aided dispatch and communications programs and to maintain interface for National Crime Information Center (NCIC) information, call details, suspect identification, and vehicle information.