Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $22,355)
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 Franklin County and the city of Pasco will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $22,355 to support the needs of the local law enforcement agencies in the area of technology. The area of need is the ability to covertly monitor criminal activity within both the incorporated and unincorporated areas of Pasco, Washington. The purchase of covert anti-crime surveillance cameras will help both the Pasco Police Department and the Franklin County Sheriff's Office address criminal activity within their respective jurisdictions in Pasco. This award will be spent on anti-crime surveillance cameras for the city of Pasco. Franklin County will have periodic use of one camera to help them address crime issues in the unincorporated areas of Pasco.