Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $47,312)
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 disparate jurisdictions of the city of Troy and Rensselaer County will use their JAG award in the amount of $47,312 to hire additional detectives. The detectives will be assigned, as necessary, for investigative duties in areas experiencing increased criminal activity. Deployment shifts will depend upon the nature of the investigative or surveillance assignment. The timing and nature of the resources deployed will correspond directly to increased criminal activity in specific neighborhoods and the means to best remedy those problems. As such, these assignments will include surveillance activities, participation in coordinated multi-jurisdictional investigations and neighborhood-based special operations. The city of Troy will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.