Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $144,031)
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 Salinas, serving as the fiscal agent for the FY 2010 JAG award, will utilize its funds to support the work of the Salinas Police Department (SPD). The JAG funds will be used to install a user-friendly online police reporting system for citizens; to convert police reporting to digital format; to purchase a tactical team transport vehicle; and for staff overtime in the Ballistics Laboratory.
The County of Monterey will devote its share of the 2010 JAG funds to the Monterey County Sheriff's Department, where the funds will be spent on new mobile computer systems for patrol cars.