Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $15,831)
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 town of Cary, through the police department, will use FY 2010 JAG funds to purchase new light-bars and lighting systems for its fleet of police cruisers. The light-bars and lighting systems will help ensure the safety of officers while they are conducting enforcement action and responding to emergency calls for service. It will also replace aging vehicle lighting that have been in service for eight years.