Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $42,268)
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).
Tom Green County and the city of San Angelo will use JAG funds to secure essential law enforcement equipment. Through the grant, the county will purchase digital video systems for the Sheriff's Department. The grant funded equipment will be housed in patrol vehicles and will capture video evidence that may be used by law enforcement and the courts. The city will use remaining funds to purchase a covert surveillance camera for investigations and an automated license plate reader. For grant administration purposes, the city will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.