Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $22,379)
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 Fond du Lac County and the city of Fond du Lac will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $22,379 to fund law enforcement equipment upgrades. The city of Fond du Lac, serving as the fiscal agent, will use the entire allocation to purchase Trijicon® night sights for each of the 18 departmental patrol rifles. This will allow for low-light target acquisition. Because flashlights are required equipment in low light conditions for a variety of reasons, including threat identification, the Fond du Lac Police Department will purchase 13 patrol flashlights for replacements. In addition, funds will purchase a current version of the computer voice stress analyzer, and will train an investigator as a certified examiner. A larger UV light source would be much more efficient and allow for faster crime scene analysis. Funds will also purchase a larger UV light source. Fond du Lac County will not receive a share of the funds, but remains a partner in the award.