Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $15,199)
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 Brighton will use the Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award toward law enforcement equipment and law enforcement initiatives for the Brighton Police Department. Specific purchases will include digital surveillance cameras and decoy cameras. The Department will also hire a police intern to assist with essential support services. The project goals are to assist the Department in its continued effort to reduce graffiti vandalism with a digital vandalism deterrent system.