Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $32,154)
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).
The city of Danville Police Department will use funds to purchase the equipment necessary to improve the quality and quantity of audio/video recordings of interactions between law enforcement officers and individuals in the community. Additionally, funds will be used to increase the efficiency in which these recordings are utilized and stored, thereby improving the criminal justice process.