Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $13,446)
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).
James City County, through the police department, will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to augment the services and programs offered by its Community Services Unit (CSU) within the Department. Eleven officers are assigned to the Community Services Unit (CSU) within the Uniform Division of James City County Police Department. These Police Officers are heavily involved in the community and participate in more than 600 organized community events each year. Educating children and adults in the community on the importance of safety, substance abuse prevention, and other crime prevention activities is an ongoing program coordinated through the Community Services Unit in the Department. Items requested through this grant will enhance the law enforcement programs offered by CSU and include a complete Child ID system, two police mountain bikes, and other supplies for marketing the various services provided by CSU.