Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $125,963)
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 Comanche County and the city of Lawton will use the JAG award in the amount of $125,963 for law enforcement initiatives. The city of Lawton, acting as the fiscal agent, will use $100,770 to construct a Crime Scene Investigation building, which will include all building materials, labor, concrete, central heating and air, overhead garage door, walk-in door, wiring, plumbing, lumber, sheetrock, and a vehicle lift. In addition, funds will also be used to purchase equipment storage boxes, 800 MZ radios, and pistol conversion kits. Comanche County will use $25,193 to purchase shotguns, tasers and cartridges, 800 MZ radios and batteries, latent print kits, UV mini light source kits, LED forensic light kits, and desktop computers.