Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $83,663)
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 Rock Hill will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG awards towards technology improvements and equipment upgrades for the Rock Hill Police Department. The JAG funds will enhance local law enforcement activities through purchases of mobile data terminals, in-car digital camera systems, and a portable alarm system to be used by the Detective Division to assist them in burglary detection and response. These purchases will enhance the law enforcement capabilities of police officers and ensure greater public safety for citizens.