Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $11,908)
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 Aberdeen will use their 2010 JAG funds to purchase a Laser Fingerprint Scanner Identification System. This system will provide valuable on scene information concerning suspect identification and criminal history and will be viewed by officers and supervisors to assist in the decision making process. The system will provide an additional level of safety for officers and will help eliminate false identification complaints and other complaints of inappropriate actions. The laser fingerprint scanner identification system will be made available for neighboring law enforcement agencies.