Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $33,763)
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 Marathon County and the city of Wausau will use their JAG Local award, in the amount of $33,763, to support the needs of the local law enforcement agencies in the areas of training, equipment, and supplies. These funds will assist in the prevention and control of crime, and also improve the criminal justice system. Marathon County will serve as the fiscal agent. Wausau Police Department will use their funds ($21,797) to purchase squad radar units, training, and emergency response equipment, including handguns, taser supplies, Go Bags, and specialized investigative equipment. Marathon County will use their funds ($11,966) to purchase equipment for their specialized teams (winter gear for snipers, command center equipment, underwater communication equipment) and a camera for the investigative division. Remaining funds will be used to purchase defribulator pads.