Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $24,544)
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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Franklin County and the city of Pasco will use their Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award in the amount of $24,544 to purchase equipment for local law enforcement agencies. The focus will be on deployment of less-lethal electronic control devices (ECD) with patrol officers in both the incorporated and unincorporated areas of Pasco and Franklin County. The purchase of ECD will help both departments deal with offenders exhibiting violent or aggressive behavior in the community.