Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $16,770)
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).
Licking County and the city of Newark will use JAG funds to enhance law enforcement operations. Through the grant, the county Sheriff's Office will support overtime associated with special details of public events. The city police department will purchase computers, emergency batteries, and upgrade its security system. For grant administration purposes, the city will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.