Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $19,181)
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 Saint Charles will use JAG funds to secure essential law enforcement equipment. Through the grant, the city will purchase tactical body armor for the police department's special response team. The team is tasked with responding to all high risk situations for the department. The grant funded equipment will ensure officer safety in the performance of assigned duties.