Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $28,902)
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 Fort Dodge and Webster County will use the JAG funding to support law enforcement initiatives. The city of Fort Dodge, serving as the fiscal agent, will purchase law enforcement equipment to provide for secure communication between Drug Task Force members during investigations, surveillance and arrests. A portion of grant funds will also be used for training on methamphetamine reduction, and for officer education on new law enforcement tactics and strategies to reduce trafficking.