Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $23,166)
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 Fredericksburg will use JAG funds to enhance law enforcement operations. Specific grant funded activities will include the purchase of a bicycle and associated equipment for patrols and Taser training cartridges. Funds will also be used to support officer training in forensic science, K-9 handling, crisis negotiations, polygraph testing, and internal affairs, as well as the salary of a newly hired part-time latent fingerprint examiner.