Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $19,298)
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 city of St. Charles will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $19,298 to fund a 'Police Vehicle Emergency Equipment Replacement and Expansion Project.' The city of St. Charles Police Department was authorized late last year to begin a Resident Officer Program whereby officers living in the city of St. Charles can be assigned a police vehicle. This program has resulted in added police presence in the community by providing greater visibility of sworn law enforcement within the community. The police department will dedicate JAG funds to continue this important program.