Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $112,011)
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 Pueblo County and the city of Pueblo will use their local JAG award to hire personnel and purchase equipment. The city of Pueblo, as the fiscal agent, will use their share of the grant ($85,128) for the police department to hire two FTE Emergency Services Dispatcher positions for a one-year period. The city of Pueblo will contribute $16,762 to this goal. Pueblo County will use their share of the grant ($26,883) of the JAG award for the sheriff's office to fulfill three critical needs equipment projects and the Pueblo County District Attorney's Office to address one critical needs equipment project. The personnel requested in this application will help provide for the safe, efficient and timely handling of emergency calls for service. The equipment outlined in this application will assist law enforcement to expand its capacity to collect critical data, share information between agencies, and effectively investigate crimes.