Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $10,783)
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 Arvin will use their JAG award in the amount of $10,783 to purchase four Motorola mobile radios for the Arvin Police Department. The radios will improve the quality of the technology and the efficiency of the officers, as well as providing consistent communication between dispatch, other agencies and the Arvin Police Department patrol units. The radios will also allow the department to meet the upcoming P25 FCC regulations for radios.