Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $16,381)
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 of Crawford County and Pittsburg City will use FY 2010 JAG funding in the amount of $16,381 to acquire needed law enforcement equipment and training. The city, serving as the fiscal agent, will use its share to purchase firearms for its police department, and enroll officers in specialized training courses. Crawford County, through its Sheriff's Office, will use remaining funds to purchase tactical ballistic vests. The vests will increase the safety of sheriff's deputies who are engaged in high risk situations.