Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $23,267)
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 San Carlos Apache Tribe will use the JAG funds towards law enforcement equipment upgrades for the police department. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase pistol handguns and new uniforms for patrol officers. This project will help improve operational effectiveness in providing adequate services to the citizens of San Carlos.