Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $18,886)
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 Hendersonville will use the JAG funds to upgrade technology for the purpose of implementing the Tennessee Integrated Traffic Accident Network (TITAN) system. Specific purchases will include Tough Book Computer systems, mounts, and power cords for the city police patrol vehicles. The project goals are to assist the police department in having improved technology that will expedite and improve the accuracy of accident reporting and improve the traffic accident reports.