Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $44,180)
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 Springfield, through the Springfield Police Department, will use the FY 2010 JAG funds towards equipment and training. Specific purchases will include a mobile surveillance camera and upgraded communications equipment. Other equipment will be purchased to improve officer safety and increase the efficiency of new and existing police programs. Training opportunities will be provided for Municipal Court judicial and clerical staff with the goal of maximizing the efficiency of the new municipal jail operations.