Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $40,387)
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 Butte-Silver Bow Law Enforcement Department (BSB LED) will use the JAG funds to enhance its operational effectiveness with the provision of in-car camera systems in police patrol vehicles and the purchase of a steel storage container. The BSB LED will purchase six in-car camera systems to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of law enforcement operations and mobile camera/video integration. A forty foot steel storage container will be purchased to secure vehicles for evidentiary purposes as well as investigation.