Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $42,536)
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 Kenner, through the police department, will utilize its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to support personnel. The city of Kenner Police Department will use the funds for overtime to conduct criminal patrol activities throughout targeted neighborhoods and public commercial areas in the city. The officers will conduct walking patrols, undercover surveillances, enforcements, apprehensions, arrests, interviews, and report preparations. The increased patrols will enhance the city's level of public safety and quality of life.