Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $20,037)
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 Framingham will use the FY 2010 JAG funds to support the Framingham Police Department with the 2010 Byrne School Safety and Traffic Safety Initiative. The major goals and deliverables of this initiative will be to improve the safety and security of all students attending both public and private schools in the town of Framingham and increase the department's capacity to deal with traffic related safety. Planned activities include: (1) purchasing a two-year contract with a nationally recognized crime and bullying tips hotline; (2) development and distribution of posters advertising the new tip-line program; and (3) purchase of a police motorcycle to be used primarily for traffic enforcement. The Framingham Police Department will adhere to state guidelines when purchasing equipment and/or contracting services.