Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $51,806)
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).
Twin Falls County and the city of Twin Falls have been certified disparage and have agreed to share the aggregate of funds allocated under the FY 2010 JAG Program. The Twin Falls Sheriff's Office is responsible for maintaining the local sex offender registry for the county and will utilize the grant to update and maintain the Sex Offender Watch system and Sheriff's website next year. Funds will also be used to purchase twelve P-25 compliant TAIT Handheld Radios to improve internal and external communications. The Twin Falls City Police Department will use their FY 2010 JAG funds to purchase 23 digital cameras to caputre evidence at crime scene, to update a third interview room with recording equipment, and to to purchase a digital photo module to store all audio and photo evidence, a Panasonic U-2 Mobile Data Computer and sofware, ballistic shields, an Attack Moving Target System, and five (5) training mannequins to increase the opportunities to recertify all city police employees annually in CPR.