Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $63,522)
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 consisting of the county of Bergen, the city of Englewood, the township of Teaneck, the city of Garfield, the city of Hackensack and the borough of Paramus will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $63,522.00 for law enforcement projects. The borough of Paramus, serving as the fiscal agent, will use its share to purchase software and required licensing to develop and implement anti-terrorism training and to procure equipment. The city of Englewood will use its portion to purchase a records management system that will replace the undependable and antiquated system currently in use. The city of Garfield will use grant funds to improve their records management system. They will also purchase a new shelving system so they can store approximately 50 percent more property and software to properly record and track evidence secured during their investigations. The city of Hackensack will use its share to update hardware in their computer-based based station radio consoles to maintain consistent and reliable communications with personnel in the filed. They will also implement a program of force-on-force training using the requested simunitions weapons and ammunition. The county of Bergen will not receive any funds from this grant.