Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $38,096)
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 city of Oshkosh and Winnebago County will use their FY 2009 Local JAG award for law enforcement training and equipment. The city of Oshkosh, serving as the fiscal agent, will install and maintain a Prescription Drug Drop Box/Site within the Oshkosh Safety Building, secure, train, and equip two canine units, and commit to having at least one sworn officer receive Drug Expert Recognition training and achieve certification. The city of Oshkosh Police Department and the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department will purchase classroom instructional equipment and materials to enhance the delivery of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. Through the implementation of a variety of strategies, the city of Oshkosh Police Department and Winnebago County Sheriff's Department will enhance drug control activity and substance abuse prevention education throughout the jurisdiction.