Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $23,316)
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 city of Salina ($20,622) and Saline County ($2,694) will use their FY 2009 Local JAG award to purchase four digital mobile cameras and software. The Salina Police Department will acquire four state-of-the-art digital mobile cameras that will be used daily to obtain evidence on a multitude of criminal cases. The Saline Sheriff's Office will purchase iWitnessPRO software and CAD Zone 8 3D software that will allow personnel to easily and accurately diagram and measure accident and crime scenes. The acquisition of the equipment and software will provide the best public safety service.