Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $31,518)
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).
Loudoun County will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTVs). These vehicles will support the activities of the Search and Rescue Team (SAR) in locating missing and injured persons in places where a normal vehicle could not be driven. The UTVs will also allow the SAR to track missing persons under the Project Lifesaver Program, which provides a way to safely tack and locate someone who has wandered away from their residence.