Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $66,447)
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 city of Henderson will use JAG funds to support law enforcement technology improvements for the Henderson Police Department. Specifically, the grant funds will support contract services to upgrade the Shared Computer Operations for Protection and Enforcement (SCOPE) System. SCOPE is a 24-hour, on-line computerized master name index. It provides information on individuals and businesses. It contains both criminal history (arrest and conviction-related data) and noncriminal history information (physical descriptors, work application information, traffic accidents, etc). The project goals are to replace an old system and upgrade it to deliver new functionalities to law enforcement and justice stakeholders in Nevada.