Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $111,416)
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 Gaston County and the city of Gastonia will share this FY 2010 JAG award in the amount of $111,416. Gaston County, as the fiscal agent, will utilize their share to enhance law enforcement efforts and to enhance communication. The funds will be used to support overtime and training and to purchase utility vehicles, K-9 heat alarm systems, motorcycle patrol safety enhancement devices and software, and a restraint chair. The city of Gastonia will use their share to purchase mobile radios for the Gastonia Police Department. The radios will be used to enhance the developing interoperable infrastructure for the department. Funds will be split evenly between both jurisdictions.