Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $10,351)
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 Duluth, through the Duluth Police Department, proposes to use the FY 2010 JAG award to purchase law enforcement equipment that will enhance investigative capabilities protect the public. This equipment will enable investigators to utilize technology to reduce the number of officers and man hours per case. The project goals are to decrease the amount of crime occurring in Duluth City, to lessen the citizen's chances of becoming a victim of crime, to enhance investigative technology, and to enhance Homeland Security initiatives.