Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $14,313)
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 Lacey will use the FY 2010 JAG funds to support the Lacey Police Department's Regional Records Management Project. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase bar-code readers, a terminal for the Nisqually Jail, and an offender booking photo capture station. The city's goals are to implement a contemporary, regional law enforcement records management and automated field reporting system. This technology will help the department to operate more efficiently and effectively and improve their information sharing capability.