Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $14,142)
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 city of Dallas will use their JAG funds towards vehicle enhancement for the police department. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase one patrol vehicle. The vehicle will be used to patrol the city of Dallas, respond to crimes, enforcement of traffic laws, and other law enforcement related duties. The goal of this project is to increase the number of patrol units to improve the reliability of the patrol fleet.