Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $304,772)
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 Arapahoe County and Aurora City will share the Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award in the amount of $304,772 towards law enforcement equipment and technology upgrades. The city of Aurora, serving as the fiscal agent, will use $269,672 to improve technology and operational readiness. Arapahoe County will utilize $35,100 to purchase software and provide overtime for officers for special assignments. The project goals are to improve law enforcement capabilities to respond to community needs and expectations in an efficient and effective manner.