Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $275,973)
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).
Forsyth County is the fiscal agent on this Fiscal Year 2009 Local JAG application for the disparate jursidictions of Forsyth county, the town of Kernersville, and the city of Winston-Salem. They plan to utilize grant funds to purchase law enforcement equipment and software to enhance their policing capabilities.
Forsyth County will purchase a dataworks phoserver, ammunition destruction system, and mobile digital video recorders. The Winston-Salem Police Department will purchase printers and mounts for patrol units to enable officers to issue electronic citations. They will also purchase radar detectors and AR-15 rifles. The town of Kernersville will purchase a canine module for the Sungard HTE software to enhance their canine program.