Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $22,845)
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 City of Lexington will use the 2009 JAG funds towards safety and technology upgrades at the Lexington Police Department. These upgrades include purchasing an additional security camera, a card key access system, and an LCD television monitor in the training/emergency operations center to provide television and computer access. The purchase of these items will help the Lexington Police Department increase the security of its building and improve the working conditions for its officers.