Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $20,076)
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 Naperville and the county of DuPage will use their FY 2009 Local JAG award to purchase law enforcement equipment and related materials. The funds will be equally divided between the two jurisidictions. The city of Naperville, serving as the fiscal agent, will purchase electronics and material in support of video surveillance technology applications for their downtown business district in support of patrol operations. The county of DuPage will purchase four Lenovo ThinkPad laptop computers for patrol use.