Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $24,625)
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 Saline County and the city of Salina, will share the JAG award. In a disparate situation, the units of local government must apply for an award with a single, joint application. JAG funds will be used for activities and projects that will provide meaningful and measurable outcomes consistent with the goals of the JAG Program. The city of Salina, serving as the fiscal agent for this grant award, will use their share of the grant funds to purchase digital mobile video cameras for the city police department. The digital mobile video recording units will be placed in patrol cars to further enhance officer safety, public safety, and aid in the prosecution of criminal cases. Saline County will use their share of the grant funds to equipment to assist the sheriff's office in recording, collecting, and presenting evidence in criminal cases.