Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $12,426)
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 Marion, through the police department, will use the FY 2010 JAG award to purchase training supplies and equipment. Specific purchases include taser cameras, an LED-based projector, surveillance cameras, traffic safety vests, a copier, and other training materials. The proposed equipment and supplies will provide better security for its officers and allow improved surveillance capabilities for investigators.