Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $40,626)
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 Murray will use the Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award toward law enforcement equipment and technology enhancement for the Murray City Police Department. Specific purchases will include audio and video equipment, information technology support services, and other law enforcement equipment. The goal of this project is to implement a mobile communication enhancement program that will eliminate communication blackout areas and enhance the mobile radio signal strength in existing areas within the city.