Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $464,141)
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).
Baltimore County, through the Baltimore County Police Department, will use their 2011 JAG award to continue the funding of six police officers and one criminal records processor. These positions are needed to increase patrol and investigation capabilities in designated areas of the county and one to process arrest warrants.