Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $519,025)
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 Erie County, the city of Buffalo, and Cheektowaga Town will use the FY 2010 JAG award in the amount of $519,025 on salaries, supplies, equipment, training, and consulting. The city of Buffalo, serving as the fiscal agent will use $475,805 to cover salary, overtime, and benefits for multiple programs and patrols. The Buffalo Police Department will commit officers to overtime under the Anti-Crime Juvenile Prevention Program and Code of Conduct Juvenile Prevention Program. Salaries will be funded for a Citizen Participation Academy Coordinator, Save Our Streets Coordinator, and 311 Knowledge Base Analyst. Travel, training, and supplies will be covered for the Anti-Crime Juvenile Prevention Program and Code of Conduct Juvenile Prevention Program. Equipment purchases will be made in the form of printers, video equipment, and general office and training materials. Erie County will use $15,302 to pay the salary of a Software Security Programmer Consultant to examine the Complaint History and Records Management System. The county will also receive an additional $50,000 for the District Attorney's Office from the city of Buffalo, to partially fund the salary of a juvenile prosecutor. The Town of Cheektowaga will use $27,918 to replace an antiquated radio dispatch system for the Cheektowaga Police Department.