Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $12,174)
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 Marion will use the its Fiscal Year 2009 Local JAG award to upgrade equipment for security purposes and to enhance evidence collection. The Marion Police Department will purchase needed equipment to supplement and upgrade their current equipment and technology. They will also purchase and install a new security system at the police department. The purchase of this equipment will give their officers and investigators a greater sense of confidence that they are working with reliable equipment that will aid them in providing more efficient service to their citizens.