Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $63,034)
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 Muncie and Delaware County will use their FY 2009 Local JAG award to compensate overtime expenditures. The city of Muncie Police Department will serve as the fiscal agent. The JAG funds will assist in providing compensation for necessary law enforcement job-related duties performed outside of the forty hour work week such as special events, shift extensions, court appearances, training, mandatory meetings, investigative overtime, arrest overtime, and events of natural disasters. The acquisition of the funds will make it possible to balance the unavoidable cost of overtime policing.