Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $111,387)
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 comprising of Washington County and the cities of Fayetteville and Springdale will use their FY 2009 JAG award to support officer training and equipment purchases across the county. The city of Fayetteville, serving as the fiscal agent, will use funds for various officer trainings such as Street Survival, Crime Scene Reconstruction, Crowd Management and Event Planning, Diversity Training, Motorcycle Officer School, and Tactical Training. Washington County will use their portion of grant funds to purchase and install three mobile video recorder systems for patrol vehicles and five digital cameras for documenting evidence. The city of Springdale will use their grant funds to purchase and install six mobile video recorder systems, two digital terminals, and two shotgun racks for patrol vehicles.