Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $43,828)
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 Cocoa will use the JAG award to support a DNA project in the police department. Activities include obtaining services from DNA LODIS Security Incorporated to assist the police department in linking multiple crimes to one or more offenders in the community. This program will allow the Cocoa Police Department to identify suspects and offenders victimizing citizens in our community and communities abroad.