Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $59,882)
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 New Britain Police Department will use $50,882 in awarded JAG funds to purchase three license plate readers at a cost of $48,696, a hand held alcohol sensing device and mouth pieces at a cost of $1,158, and electronic equipment such as a portable printer and carrying case in the amount of $1,028. Grant funds will support the local police athletic league by purchasing storage and the recertification of 125 football helmets, as well as the purchase of five new helmets at a cost of $9,000. Grant funds will also support the local police explorers program with the purchase of room and board for five days for thirty youth at Southern Connecticut State University at a cost of $4,000, and the replacement of five uniform pants, shirts, and patches at a cost of $3,500.