Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $79,778)
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 Rock Hill, through the police department, will utilize the JAG grant towards technology improvements. Specifically, grant funds will be used to purchase in-car cameras and recruiting and retention training incentives. The goals of this project are to increase officer safety and accountability while on the job, and also to recruit and retain officers.