Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $41,900)
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 Bloomington ($34,358) and Monroe County ($7,542) will use their FY 2009 Local JAG award to purchase equipment. The Bloomington Police Department, serving as the fiscal agent, will purchase a digital audio and video camera system to replace existing camera systems operating in VHS format. The camera systems will provide overhead in-car cameras for two vehicles recently put into service as Canine Units. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office will purchase a telephone/intercom/radio recording system. This system would replace an outdated system incapable of recording Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) which is used in 99 percent of the current facility. All additional costs in excess of the JAG funds will be paid for from other internal funding sources within the Bloomington Police Department and the Monroe Sheriff's Office.