Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $37,091)
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 county of Marathon and the city of Wausau will combine their FY 2010 JAG allocations into one JAG award for $37,091, with the county of Marathon acting as the fiscal agent. They will use the funds to purchase law enforcement equipment, including software, a computer, a camera system, headsets, and night vision equipment for police officers. The equipment will improve law enforcement capacity and enhance community response and officer safety.