Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $13,592)
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 Beaver and the city of Beaver Falls will share this 2010 JAG award. The Beaver Falls Police Department and the Beaver County Sheriff's Department will use JAG funds for overtime to increase patrol tours. The decision to use the grant funds in this way reflects a strong commitment to ensuring the health, safety, and protection of the citizens of Beaver County by having well trained, equipped, and prepared law enforcement officers. The county will submit the required programmatic and fiscal reports to keep all interested parties apprised of the coordinated effort of moving forward toward the goal of preventing and reducing crime in Beaver County.