Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $12,300)
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 Bartow will use the FY 2011 JAG funds for the Bartow Police Department's Computer Upgrade Project. The police department will purchase notebook computers with warranties. The notebooks will be distributed to the Patrol Division. This equipment will assist the Bartow Police Department in reducing property and personal crimes; increasing the potential for apprehension and prosecution; and enhancing officers' safety.