Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $51,793)
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 Kinston and Lenoir County will use FY 2010 JAG funds to secure essential equipment to enhance law enforcement services. Specific grant funded items include wireless access points and software that will provide greater network coverage for police officers in the field; computers and monitors to access and view criminal justice databases; firearms, ballistic shields, masks, and shin guards to enhance officer safety; portable fans to improve the air quality in the county jail for staff and inmates; and forensic equipment for the processing of evidence. For grant administration purposes, the city will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.
- Medical and mental health issues. Technology involving offender management/inter-agency. Disaster preparedness continuity of operations for correctional facility.
- General Law Enforcement use. Maintenance, Construction, Technology Upgrades, Training, etc.
- Training and Technical Assistance for Virtual Reality De-escalation Training