Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $220,673)
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 will utilize the JAG funds to support law enforcement initiatives. Forsyth County will purchase replacement digital in-car video for their law enforcement vehicles, an associated server for the download and storage of the captured video, and additional hard drive storage space for their Storage Area Network. The City of Winston-Salem will purchase light emitting diode (LED) flashlights, forward looking infrared imaging technology, and directional radar. NCA/NCF