Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $235,234)
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 grantee will utilize the grant to support law enforcement initiatives. Funds will be used to supplement officer overtime for hot spot enforcement throughout the community. The additional patrol officers will improve enforcement and crime prevention, thus enhancing the project goals to reduce violent crime, increase citizen safety, and reduce calls for service and to provide a visible police presence.