Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $31,420)
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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Webster County and the city of Fort Dodge will utilize the JAG award in the amount of $31,420 to support law enforcement initiatives. The city of Fort Dodge, serving as the fiscal agent, will share funds with the county to pay a portion of consulting fees from the Van Meter Associates Group. The Van Meter Group will work with both departments to develop, train, and help implement a true community-oriented policing philosophy. A portion of grant funds will also be used to purchase surveillance equipment and supplies for the Drug Task Force jointly operated by the Webster County Sheriff's Office and the Fort Dodge Police.