Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $63,604)
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 York County and the city of Biddeford will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $63,604 to cover overtime costs and purchase law enforcement equipment and supplies. The city of Biddeford, serving as the fiscal agent, will use its share to purchase one portable programmable message board alert sign, equip three major entry doors that lead into the police station with security management monitoring lock systems, and one Segway. The York County Sheriff's office will use funds from this program to strengthen their investigative capacity by providing overtime funding for deputy deployments, investigations, and follow-up on major criminal investigations.