Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $23,014)
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 of the city of Walla Walla and Walla Walla County will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to support their county-wide Emergency Services Communications Project. The county's goal is to enhance the public safety communications structure throughout Walla Walla County by establishing an alternate emergency communications dispatch site. Funds will be used to purchase and install a radio control system so that dispatch can effectively monitor and provide assistance to field units. This collaborative effort will enhance the safety and effectiveness of emergency personnel throughout Walla Walla County.