Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $45,877)
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 Lumberton, through its police department, will utilize the Fiscal Year 2010 JAG funds to reduce criminal activities in high crime areas. The city of Lumberton Police Department will purchase digital video cameras for their patrol vehicles. The cameras will allow recordings of vehicle stops and provide for individual/suspect identification. The police department will also use funds for training to enhance officer skills and development.