Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $13,171)
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 Cayuga County and the city of Auburn will use the JAG award in the amount of $13,171 to support law enforcement initiatives. Specifically, grant funds will be used to purchase a law enforcement system, software, and handheld data collectors. This system will enable the Auburn Police Department and the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office to more thoroughly investigate both accident scenes involving serious physical injury and/or death and crime scenes where accurate measurements and crime scene documentation are vital to the investigation. The city of Auburn will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.