Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $65,949)
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 cities of Provo and Orem and Utah County will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $65,949 for law enforcement equipment. The city of Provo, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of the grant to purchase one patrol vehicle, ballistic shields, training ammunition rounds, and an in-car camera. The city of Orem will use their portion of the grant award to purchase Remington shotguns, dual racks for shotguns, and long rifles. The county of Utah will receive $0 from this JAG grant. These purchases will help increase officer safety and protection of the general health, safety, and welfare of the local communities.