Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $24,535)
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 Beaver County and the cities of Beaver Falls and Aliquippa will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $24,535 to purchase law enforcement related equipment. Beaver County, serving as the fiscal agent, will use its share to purchase portable radios with lapel speakers for the Beaver County Sheriff's Office. The city of Aliquippa will use its portion towards alert imaging and laptops that will be installed in Aliquippa Police Department patrol cruisers. The city of Beaver Falls will use their funds to purchase in-car digital video systems to be installed in Beaver Falls Police Department patrol cruisers.