Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $22,683)
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 county of Davidson, through the sheriff's office, will utilize the JAG funds towards law enforcement initiatives. Specifically, the Davidson County Sheriff's Office will purchase laptop computers, tasers, gun holsters, digital cameras, and software. The goals of the project are to enhance officer safety and surveillance capability, increase productivity, improve efficiency, and improve documentation and record keeping.