Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $14,830)
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 Lacey will use local JAG funds to support the Lacey Police Department's Regional Records Management Project. The city's goals are to implement a contemporary, regional law enforcement records management and automated field reporting system. This technology will help the Lacey Police Department operate more efficiently and effectively as well as improve information sharing systems program quality.