Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $61,197)
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 city of Thornton will use the Fiscal Year 2009 award to purchase law enforcement equipment for the Thornton Police Department. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase emergency equipment for two unmarked detective vehicles, lethal shotguns, lighting systems, batteries, tasers, ballistic sleeves, diver dry suit, DUI checkpoint equipment, traffic mapping equipment, software for data transfer into COPLINK, and radio microphones. The goals of the project are to provide additional and necessary police equipment for the safety of the sworn officers working in Thornton, along with providing additional safety for the community.