Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $71,413)
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).
Howard County will use their 2010 JAG funds to cover overtime for saturation patrols concentrated on crime suppression and traffic enforcement details throughout the county. They will also use the funds to retrain ninety officers in the Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC), and employ a contingent traffic analyst for the police department.