Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $10,613)
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 consisting of the village of Herkimer and Herkimer County will share the FY 2010 JAG award in the amount of $10,613 to purchase equipment and supplies. The village of Herkimer, serving as the fiscal agent, will use $6,905.47 purchase a computer program for law enforcement that will make them more effective in their case work, warrant execution, and drug investigations. Funds will also be used to purchase equipment for the Emergency Response Team, an entry tool and a container to carry distraction devices and any recovered explosives in their Emergency Response Vehicle. Herkimer County will use $3,707.53 to purchase and maintain a law enforcement computer system called Accurint for Law Enforcement. This program will allow them access to addresses, phone contact information, etc., through a nationwide system that tracks people through postal, banking and other sources. The goal of this project is to ensure that both departments are equipped to provide and maintain the high level of public safety to the residents of the county and village.