Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $11,899)
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 Aberdeen and Brown County have been certified disparate and have agreed to share the aggregate of funds allocated through the FY 2010 JAG Program for their joint Law Enforcement Equipment and Training Project. The city of Aberdeen, serving as fiscal agent, will use funds to purchase training simulator equipment and provide weapons training to officers. Training will also be provided in the areas of intelligence gathering, the collection of information, and analytical based investigations applied to major investigations, terrorism prevention, critical incidents, etc.