Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $34,868)
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).
The disparate jurisdictions consisting of Rankin County and the city of Pearl will share the JAG award to purchase law enforcement equipment. Rankin County, acting as the fiscal agent, will purchase 28 tactical shotguns for the sheriff's department. The city of Pearl will purchase 15 radar enforcement devices to combat drivers that violate the posted speed limits.