Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $102,294)
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 Will County and the city of Joliet will use the JAG award to purchase law enforcement equipment. The city of Joliet, serving as the fiscal agent, will purchase gang intelligence analysis software for the police department. Will County will purchase 16 in-car cameras to be split between the sheriff's office and the Joliet Police Department. The goals of this project are to increase the digital video capabilities of both departments as well as improve the intelligence analysis capabilities of the Joliet Police Department. JAG funds will be split evenly between both agencies.