Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $26,710)
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 comprised of the city of St. Joseph and Buchanan County
will use the 2009 local JAG funds to purchase seven holographic weapon sights for the tactical entry team and twelve fire extinguisher systems. Seven of these units will go to the Buchanan County Sheriff's Department and five units will be used by the St. Joseph Police Department. The police department will also purchase four mobile radios for patrol cars, and emergency vehicle equipment consisting of emergency warning lighting, sirens, switch boxes and mounting hardware to equip a law enforcement vehicle.