Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $11,936)
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 town of Leesburg, through the police department, will utilize the Fiscal Year 2010 JAG funds to enhance law enforcement. Specifically, the Leesburg Police Department will purchase equipment and supplies to enhance their remote video systems. The main focus is to improve safety for their community by providing enhancement capabilities for remote video monitoring to supervisors and incident commanders to access field deployable cameras and in-car cameras from the field.