Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $15,504)
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 town of Summerville will use the JAG award to upgrade technology for the police department. Specific purchases include laptop computers, including stands and power invertors. These proposed purchases will enable the police department to not only perform their duties in a timely manner, but will aid in prosecution of alleged offenders.