Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $34,497)
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 Henderson and Vance County will use the 2009 JAG award in the amount of $34,497 to purchase law enforcement equipment. The city of Henderson, acting as the fiscal agent, will use $22,617 to purchase upgraded in-car mobile data terminal computers for patrol vehicles. Vance County will use $11,880 to obtain stop-sticks for use in vehicle traffic incidents. These purchases will facilitate officers' reporting abilities, increase officers' time on the street, and reduce the number of and damage or injuries from vehicle pursuits and/or careless and reckless drivers.