Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $43,175)
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 borough of Paramus, serving as the fiscal agent for this award, will share the Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award with three disparate jurisdictions within Bergen County. In a disparate situation, the units of local government must apply for an award with a single, joint application. Each jurisdiction's allocation will be used for activities and projects that will provide meaningful and measurable outcomes consistent with the goals of the JAG program to include improving police services and increasing public safety in the county. The jurisdictions plan to purchase UHF band radios, LED emergency light bars, and a mobile automatic license plate recognition system. The proposed technology upgrades will increase departmental effectiveness, efficiency, and the capacity to better deliver community policing strategies through partnerships with state, local, and regional law enforcement agencies by enhancing the technological capacity of the disparate agencies to assist in problem solving, community partnerships, and other community policing activities.