Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,925)
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).
Lincoln County will use JAG funds to provide essential equipment and training for the sheriff's office. Funding will be used to provide investigators with equipment they need to educate the public with power point presentations and literature and to conduct home and business security surveys. The funds will also be used to purchase equipment necessary to capture and enhance the new technology used by businesses in their video security systems. The project goals are to identify perpetrators and to increase the prosecution of these type of crimes.