Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $12,195)
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 jurisdiction will use the award to support law enforcement initiatives. The Wenatchee Police Department will use the funds to purchase forensic equipment/software, less lethal firearm and patrol rifle equipment. The Chelan County Sheriff office will purchase an audio/video recording system. The project goal is to protect and serve the citizens of the community. NCA/NCF