Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $36,689)
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).
Loudoun County, through the sheriff's office, will use the grant towards law enforcement initiatives. Specifically, the sheriff's office will purchase covert cameras, a wireless camera trailer, and two open utility vehicles. This equipment will be used to maintain public safety through surveillance and other activities by the Search and Rescue Team (SRT).