Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $39,782)
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 city of Danville will use the JAG funds to implement technology improvements and equipment upgrades for the Danville Police Department. Specifically, the police department will purchase air cards and modems to provide total wireless connectivity for the police officers in the field. In addition, some funds will be used to offset the cost of an emergency response vehicle. The purchase of this vehicle will allow the Danville Emergency Response Team to be more efficient in its efforts in protecting the citizens of Danville when emergency situations or enforcement measures are necessary.