Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $40,690)
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 Springfield Police Department will use their FY 2011 JAG funds for the following: to purchase specialized law enforcement equipment for the Springfield Police Department and Municipal Jail; to provide training for Department staff; and to enhance new and existing regional partnerships. Grant funds will be expended for computers, telephone equipment, traffic monitoring equipment, and equipment and supplies to support the SWAT team.