Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $16,038)
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 Wenatchee and Chelan County will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to enhance law enforcement services in investigations and communications. The city of Wenatchee will purchase four digital compliant portable radios with carrying cases, a television monitor, and an emergency Remote Speaker Microphone (RMS) with associated software to assist with a transition to digital compliant communications. Chelan County will purchase four taser X-26 electronic control devices, holsters, and accessories to be issued to patrol deputies. JAG funds will assist the enhancement of law enforcement presence and performance in Chelan County.