Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $51,818)
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 disparate jurisdictions will use the grant to support law enforcment and technology projects. The Goldsboro Police Department will use the grant funds to purchase tasers and accessories to increase their options for bringing incidents under control, thus minimizing injuries to suspects and officers and reducing the use of force incidents. The Wayne County Sheriff's Department will use the grant funds to purchase mobile radios that are Project 25 compliant. The radios will allow the deputies to have reliable communication throughout the County.