Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $24,948)
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 Winter Garden, through the police department, will use the JAG award towards law enforcement and technology initiatives. Specifically, grant funds will be used to purchase digital mobile radios to replace obsolete analog radios. These technology upgrades will improve the overall efficient of the Winter Garden Police Department.