Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $62,538)
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 the city of Lima ($34,396), serving as the fiscal agent, and Allen County ($28,142) will use their FY 2009 Local JAG award to purchase law enforcement equipment and a police cruiser. The Lima Police Department will expand needed network storage, purchase tasers to provide a non-lethal force option, and replace obsolete communications equipment with a Motorola radio communication console. The Allen County Sheriff's Office will purchase and outfit a Ford Explorer to support law enforcement initiatives.