Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $537,304)
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).
Sedgwick and the city of Wichita, as disparate jurisdictions, will share the JAG award. The county, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of grant funds to support two intensive supervision officers for the community corrections department, an x-ray machine for the county courthouse, an interview recording system, a CD/DVD-R duplicator for the district attorney's office, and a microscope for the county forensic lab. The city of Wichita will use their share of the grant funds to purchase portable radios, tactical vests, patrol rifles, and ammunition for the police department. The city will also use the grant funds to replace the target system at the police department's shooting range and cover the costs to rent an undercover vehicle for the police department's investigations division.