Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $44,876)
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 San Angelo and Tom Green County will share the JAG award in the amount of $44,876 to purchase law enforcement equipment and technology. The city of San Angelo, serving as the fiscal agent for this award, will use $32,141 to purchase a night vision scope, computer workstation and updated software, geographic information software and a plotter to utilize this software, and television monitors for training classrooms. Tom Green County will use $12,735 to purchase in-car computers for the patrol vehicles. The project goals are to enhance officer safety, improve investigative capabilities, and increase data sharing through crime mapping.