Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $16,162)
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 grantee will use the JAG award to purchase law enforcement equipment. The funds will be used to equip a functional command center and empower certified officers with more extensive defense weapons. It is the desire of Columbus County Sheriff's Office to be fully capable of providing more directive in enforcement and safety to the citizens of the county as well as assisting neighboring counties in difficult and challenging situations. NCA/NCF