Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $21,042)
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).
Fayette County will use Fiscal Year 2010 Local JAG funds in the amount of $21,042 to enhance their law enforcement efforts by purchasing digital recording devices, tactical equipment, a finger printing system, and to provide training. The sheriff department's goal is to provide improved law enforcement services to citizens in unincorporated areas of the county as well as providing assistance to local municipal police departments.