Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $15,172)
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 the city of Aberdeen ($7,172) and Brown County ($8,000) will use their FY 2009 Local JAG award for equipment. The city of Aberdeen, serving as the fiscal agent, will purchase a multi-functioned document processor that will allow for the expedient dissemination of information, reports, and files. The Brown County Sheriff's Office will purchase two in-car video cameras for patrol units enabling more effective and documented patrol investigations.