Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $10,700)
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).
Niles City will use their FY 2009 Local JAG award to purchase law enforcement equipment and supplies. Funds will be used to purchase 37 Glock Model SF21 handguns for primary duty police officers, 22 Glock Model 36 handguns for secondary officers, and 35 level III holsters and 32 magazine holsters for the officers. The acquisition of this equipment will increase officer proficiency and safety.