Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $33,728)
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 Marshalltown and Marshall County will use their JAG award in the amount of $33,728 to support technology upgrades and improve interoperability across the county. The city of Marshalltown, serving as the fiscal agent, will divide funds equally with the county for these upgrades. The city will purchase portable radios and a computerized target system for the police department. Marshall County will purchase a mobile/cellular evidence seizure system and mobile data technology for the sheriff's department. These purchases will increase officer safety and improve law enforcement communications and operations.