Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $118,542)
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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Montgomery County and the city of Clarksville will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to support the needs of the local law enforcement agencies in the areas of equipment and supplies. The sheriff's office will utilize its funds to obtain vehicle tag readers to enhance their work with the identification and recovery of wanted vehicles. They will also enhance their evidence management system through the installation of an improved evidence drop unit. The Clarksville Police Department will obtain mobile data terminals and purchase supplies for one of the community's at-risk youth programs.