Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $23,744)
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 Liberty County and the city of Hinesville will use this JAG award in the amount of $23,744 towards law enforcement initiatives. The city of Hinesville, serving as the fiscal agent, will use grant funds to purchase handheld radios and other equipment for police cruisers. The purchase of the equipment will increase the overall safety of officers while on patrol and improve efficient response times to incidents. Enhancing communication capability is a key component to improving existing programs and increase efficient response times while performing vital public safety related tasks. Liberty County will not receive JAG funds.