Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $21,078)
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 Jennings will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase LED lightbar upgrades, laptop docking stations and computer mounts, laptop accessories for mobile units, and police scheduling software. The LED lightbar upgrade will replace aging lightbars with the latest LED technology, resulting in increased patrol officer safety. Laptop docking stations, computer mounts, and accessories will allow for in-car access to regional law enforcement databases and mobile ticketing programs. Lastly, the Jennings Police Department will use the funds to purchase software that will improve the staff scheduling ability and professional office functions.