Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $79,718)
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 Boone County and Columbia City will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $79,718 on law enforcement equipment purchases. Boone County, serving as the fiscal agent, will use its share to purchase digital video cameras, bulletproof vests, digital in-car video systems, and related equipment for forensic technicians and the SWAT Unit of the Boone County Sheriff's Office. The Columbia City Police Department will purchase laptop computers, software, and digital cameras.