Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $50,397)
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 Wichita Falls and county of Wichita County have been designated as disparate jurisdictions and will share the JAG award. The Wichita Falls Police Department will serve as the fiscal agent for the award and will coordinate efforts with the Wichita County Sheriff's Office. Each jurisdiction will allocate funds to support law enforcement projects. The Witchita Police Department will support technological improvements in the area of crime analysis, and to acquire communication and traffic enforcement items. The Wichita County Sheriff's Office will procure a mobile interface system for its patrol cars and aircards to enhance communication in the field. The TCIC/NCIC database and interface purchase for the sheriff's office will increase officer safety and improve communications.