Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $10,593)
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).
Cherokee County will use the JAG Program funds for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office to fund a communications project. The funds will be used to upgrade communications equipment and equipment needed for officer safety. The grant will enable the department to improve officer safety and efficiency and thereby increasing the overall safety of the community.