Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $284,617)
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, 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 Hartford will use $284,617 in awarded JAG funds to pay for officer overtime in the Hot Spot Enforcement Program and to purchase a LiveScan booking workstation. The Hot Spot Enforcement Program will use $258,817 in grant funds to support operations that will reduce violent crime, increase citizen safety, reduce calls for service, and provide a visible police presence. The remaining $25,800 in grant funds will be applied to the purchase of a LiveScan booking workstation for the purpose of fingerprinting police department applicants and backing-up a LiveScan device in a local detention facility.