Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $13,567)
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).
Carroll County and the city of Westminster will use JAG funds to enhance law enforcement operations. Specific grant funded activity will include the conversion of data from an existing records management system to a new system. The conversion will pull historical reports and associate the information with applicable files in the new system. When completed, law enforcement agencies within the county will be able to share data for crime mapping and statistical analysis. Though the county is eligible for a portion of the award, all funds will be directed towards the city's initiative. For grant administration purposes, the city will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.