Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $31,678)
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 Webster County and the city of Fort Dodge will use their 2009 Local JAG award to purchase equipment and supplies to assist in the prevention and control of crime and to improve the criminal justice system. The Fort Dodge Police Department will use their grant funds ($15,839) to replace aged police cruiser light bars. The Webster County Sheriff's Office will use their grant funds ($15,839) to purchase radar units, mobile radios, and a digital camera.