Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $35,309)
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 Casa Grande will use the 2009 local JAG funds to purchase software improvements and required training for the Casa Grande Police Department. The software includes the Sunguard modules for address and crimes that will allow automated crime mapping analysis for police department review. The police department hopes to reduce response time to priority 1 calls for service and the percent decrease in their UCR index crimes per thousand population with the software.