Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $464,495)
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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of El Paso County and the city of Colorado Springs will share the FY 2010 JAG award in the amount of $464,495, with the city serving as the fiscal agent. The Colorado Springs Police Department and El Paso County Sheriff's Office will utilize the JAG funds to support vital law enforcement programs. The Colorado Springs Police Department will use their share towards retaining two existing investigative clerk positions and for technology enhancements that includes a records management system upgrade and a juvenile justice initiative. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office will use their share to support costs incurred for ProSafe Key System-Phase 2, in-car video recording systems, and a SMART Board interactive whiteboard technology system.