Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $52,643)
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 town of East Hartford will use fiscal year 2009 JAG funds in the amount of $52,643 to make equipment purchases for the East Hartford Police Department. License plate optical readers and scanners will be installed in police cruisers to help enhance the effectiveness of the sworn members of the East Hartford Police Department in identifying and apprehending wanted criminals as well as identifying stolen vehicles. Criminal investigative surveillance and remotely accessible surveillance cameras will be placed throughout the community to help assist East Hartford Police detectives identify criminal locations and specific individuals believed to be involved in criminal activity.