Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $12,394)
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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Madisonville city and Hopkins County will use the FY 2010 Local JAG funds to provide officers with the essential equipment to assist and protect the community. The city of Madisonville, serving as fiscal agent, will use their share of the grant to purchase police scanners and printers. The county of Hopkins will use their share of the grant to purchase less lethal equipment.