Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $13,024)
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 Town of Summerville will use the FY 2011 JAG funds for traffic management software and computer technology upgrades. The police department will purchase laptops and/or desktop computers and related hardware peripherals necessary for operational effectiveness. New and upgraded equipment will give additional patrol officers a more visible presence in high-crime areas by allowing them to remain on patrol for longer periods of time without the need to come back to the station to complete required reports.