Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $60,372)
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 Wichita Falls and Wichita Falls County are listed as disparate jurisdictions under the FY 2010 JAG Local Program. The city will serve as the fiscal agent to administer the JAG funds. Each entity will utilize grant funds to procure needed law enforcement equipment.
The city of Wichita Falls Police Department will acquire the following equipment: tape backup system for digital video evidence, computer server to maintain recorded video evidence from interview rooms, body wire transmitter for police surveillance, and tactical rifle scopes for the SWAT Team.
The Wichita County Sheriff's Office will procure the following equipment: camera equipment for crime scene investigations, protection equipment for fire investigators (e.g., flashlights, coveralls, helmets, hoods, and boots), dash cam server for patrol cars (to consolidate storage of all videos from patrol car dash cams), firearms and ammunition for training purposes (e.g, magazines, ammunition, and pistols), and lighting for patrol cars (LEDs).