Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $50,466)
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 Sandoval County, the town of Bernalillo, and the city of Rio Rancho will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $50,466 for law enforcement equipment and part-time personnel support. The city of Rio Rancho, serving as the fiscal agent of the award, will use their share to purchase light bars, headlight/taillight flashers, emergency equipment accessories, a control unit, a partition, a push bumper, a weapons mount, and mobile data terminals to be installed in two patrol vehicles. The town of Bernalillo will use their share of the funds to purchase laptop computers with docking stations, police bicycles with allied equipment, tactical equipment, and crime scene equipment. In addition, the town of Bernalillo intends to hire a part-time records clerk to support its police department's records management program. This project will help improve operational effectiveness and increase officer safety.