Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $305,101)
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 Springfield will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $305,103 to support the Springfield Police Department. The Department will identify and replace and/or upgrade obsolete systems and equipment in support of the delivery of law enforcement/public safety services. Specifically, the Department will obtain a prisoner booking audio/video recording system, a CAD monitoring system, Student Support Unit Motorola handheld 2-way radios, marked patrol vehicles, and tactical bike units. This equipment is considered essential to the crime fighting and prevention efforts of the Springfield Police Department.