Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $60,116)
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).
Allen County and the city of Lima will use JAG funds to secure essential law enforcement equipment. Specific grant funded purchases will include two marked patrol vehicles and associated accessories, radar units for traffic enforcement, and evidence bags, latex gloves, and equipment batteries for investigations. Officer overtime incurred during traffic details will also be supported. For grant administration purposes, the city will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.