Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $19,463)
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 Dillon will use the JAG funds to purchase a new police vehicle. All necessary equipment such emergency lights, siren, and a radio will be installed in the vehicle. With the addition of one patrol vehicle, this will increase officer visibility at the street level. The project's goal is to increase efficiency, reduce crime, and increase the safety and security of the city of Dillon.