Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $16,125)
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 Tooele and Tooele County will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $16,125 for law enforcement equipment. The city of Toole, serving as the fiscal agent, will purchase nineteen tasers for officers and one tactical scope for a sniper rifle to be utilized by the SWAT Team. The goal of this project is to provide officers with less lethal equipment that will significantly reduce the risk of injury to officers and to the citizens within the city and the county of Tooele, as well as provide an additional tool for the SWAT Team.