Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $404,700)
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).
The disparate jurisdictions of Arapahoe County and the cities of Aurora, Centennial, and Englewood will use their JAG award to support equipment purchases and increase intelligence and communications across the county. The city of Aurora, serving as the fiscal agent, will use $295,436 for technology enhancements, forensic capability improvements, and equipment acquisition and deployment. Arapahoe County and the city of Centennial will combine their funds ($74,051) to purchase new technology and equipment for the Arapahoe County Sheriff's office and the city of Centennial. The city of Englewood will use $35,213 to improve the Englewood Police Department's operational capability.