Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $37,941)
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 the city of Eureka and Humboldt County will share the JAG grant award. The city of Eureka, serving as the fiscal agent for this award, will use their share of the grant funds to purchase evidence drying cabinets, a downflow work station with filters, a body wire receiver with recorder, GPS vehicle trackers, and interview room cameras. This equipment will strengthen the city police department's investigations, evidence collection, and processing capabilities. Humboldt County will use their share of the award to purchase computer equipment for the county sheriff's department's communications area. The equipment will enhance the county's ability to investigate crime.