Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $14,778)
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 Chelan County and the city of Wenatchee will share the JAG award. The city of Wenatchee, serving as the fiscal agent for the grant, will use their share of the grant to purchase a vehicle mount, transcription equipment, a wireless sound station, simunition pistols, and training. Chelan County will use their shrae of the JAG funds to purchase four taser X-26 electronic control devices, holsters, and accessories to be issued to patrol deputies.