Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $96,360)
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 Oceanside will use FY 2010 JAG funds to support the salary of a crime analyst assigned to the investigations division of the city's police department. The analyst will provide the city and neighboring jurisdictions with detailed maps and reports documenting crime trends occurring in the area. The data produced will enable officers to plan and implement enforcement operations and arrests. Funds will also be used to purchase tasers for the police department. The new equipment will replace older tasers that are larger in size and not as technologically advanced.