Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $1,035,415)
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 county of San Bernardino and 17 municipalities within the county will use FY 2010 JAG funds to support initiatives involving the purpose areas of law enforcement and prosecution and court programs. Specific projects involve the purchase of firearm ammunition, tasers, tactical vests, digital recording devices and cameras, radios, video surveillance systems, and computers. The salary and overtime costs for patrol personnel, officers, deputy sheriffs, and training will also be supported. The county will serve as the fiscal agent, and in this capacity will use five percent of the award amount for administrative costs associated with the management of the grant.