Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $19,532)
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 Walla Walla County and the city of Walla Walla will share this Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award in the amount of $19,532 to support a county-wide Technology Improvement Project. The county's goal is to use funds to acquire training on and implementation of a total station setup to enhance formal documentation on crime scenes and accident reconstructions. The city, serving as the fiscal agent for the award, will use funds to purchase data analysis, mapping, records management, and Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) software.