Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $25,446)
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 Hinesville and Liberty County will share their JAG award in the amount of $25,446 to enhance law enforcement programs and officer safety. The city of Hinesville, acting as the fiscal agent, will use the full allocation to purchase equipment for police cruisers such as colored lights, public address systems, and protective cages to properly equip patrol cruisers for both jurisdictions.