Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $12,578)
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 Mount Vernon will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to support technological advances for the Mount Vernon Police Department. The city's goal is to replace outdated police surveillance cameras. Funds will be used to purchase seventeen surveillance cameras for the police department and court campus. An upgraded camera surveillance system will illustrate well defined recordings of real-time occurrences, as well permit future surveillance networking instillation and expansion.