Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $47,034)
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 grantee will use JAG funds to support its Campus Safety Project. Through the project, a school resource officer will be placed in rural school districts in the southern area of the county. The officer will ensure campus safety and serve as a mentor for students. In addition, intelligence on gang members, planned criminal activities, and leads on crime suspects may also be gathered while the officer is on duty.