Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $11,183)
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 Cassia County Sheriff's Office will use their FY 2010 JAG funds to purchase a patrol vehicle. Over the past several years they have lost, due to budget cuts, several patrol vehicles. This has left their patrol and investigations divisions short of dependable patrol vehicles. Cassia County is a very large county that consists of 51 percent of public lands which includes National Forest lands, Bureau of Land Management lands, and State Parks.