Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $156,431)
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 county of Polk, through the sheriff's office, will utilize FY 2010 funds to enhance their crime prevention efforts. Specifically, the Polk Sheriff's Office will purchase equipment and supplies for its Citizen's Assisted Patrol (CAP) Program. The CAP Program utilizes volunteer community members to patrol designated communities and public recreational areas. The volunteers work closely with deputies as extra eyes and ears for law enforcement reporting any suspicious behavior. The sheriff's office will purchase shirts for the program's volunteers and golf carts to be used for the patrols.