Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $30,154)
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).
Marathon County, serving as the fiscal agent for this grant award, will share the JAG funds with Wausau City. Grant funds will be use to provide specialized equipment to the joint Wausau Police and Marathon County Sheriff's Department's special response and investigative teams, and equip city and county patrol vehicles with radar units to help in highway safety.