Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $78,400)
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 the county of Erie and the city of Erie will use their fiscal year 2009 local JAG award in the amount of $78,400 toward equipment for the police department. The city of Erie will purchase a new marked police cruiser that will include all necessary equipment, such as emergency lights, sirens, and radio. The city of Erie will also purchase a thermal imaging camera to be used by members of the department's patrol division and for modifications to their police department's booking counter area. The city's goal is to ensure consistent delivery of public safety and law enforcement services to the local jurisdictions involved. The county of Erie will not receive any funds from this grant.