Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $21,782)
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 Tupelo will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $21,782 to support the Tupelo Police Department's SWAT unit. The department will acquire a 2009 Ford E-350 twelve-passenger van and a towing package that would allow for a trailer to be attached when needed. The van will be used by the SWAT unit for transportation to service calls and incident readiness training. Any remaining funds will be used to purchase two 30-round NHTMG AR15 magazines.