Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $19,666)
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 Freemont County and the city of Canon will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $19,666 to support the needs of local law enforcement agencies in the areas of technology, equipment, and supplies. The primary goal of the project is to purchase equipment and supplies that will enhance many of the basic functions of the County's Combined Investigations Team (CIRT), which includes the Canon Police Department and the Freemont Sheriff's Office. The CIRT will purchase a K-9 configured police cruiser, a work group computer server, and several smaller items for CIRT support, including radio ear pieces to be used during undercover operations, investigator computers, high quality crime scene cameras, adobe software for case file preparation, and wireless keyboards and wide-view computer screens.