Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $79,730)
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 city of Lakewood will use the 2010 JAG funds to purchase an in-car camera system consisting of six video cameras and one stand-alone infrastructure computer to capture data. The equipment will be used by community safety and resource teams, neighborhood police, traffic, patrol, and gang units. Additional funds will be used for police overtime.