Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $15,576)
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 Clovis, through the police department, will use the JAG grant towards law enforcement initiatives. Specifically, the Clovis Police Department will purchase a mobile license plate recognition camera system. This system will allow police officers an increased chance of catching motor vehicles thieves, as well as other criminal activity that is committed through the use of motor vehicles. The project goals are to increase officer efficiency and public safety.