Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $66,230)
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).
Adams County will use its Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award in the amount of $66,230 to implement an Electronic Traffic Citations Project. The Adams County Sheriff's Office will purchase electronic hand held ticket writers to assist their deputies with traffic citations. The project goals are to assist the sheriff's office to improve their traffic citation process. The project will enhance the overall efficiency and officer safety by decreasing the time involved in traffic stops and reduce data entry errors.