Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $20,274)
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 Cumberland and county of Allegany will share this 2010 JAG award. The city of Cumberland, serving as the fiscal agent, will use the $20,274 to make both hardware and software improvements to the county-wide police report management system. This common system enhances information sharing and interoperability amongst police officers throughout Allegany County.