Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $15,022)
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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Walla Walla County and the city of Walla Walla will share this Fiscal Year 2011 JAG award to support a county-wide Technology Improvement Project. The City, serving as the fiscal agent for the award, will use funds to purchase replacement batteries for portable radios, two handheld portable radar units, and a charging system to increase life expectancy and charging performance for portable radios. The County's goal is to use funds to purchase an e-ticket system for patrol vehicles and additional funds will be used for support equipment such as paper, cables, and other supplies for the sector system. NCA/NCF