Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $35,273)
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).
Loudoun County will will use the grant to support law enforcement initiatives. Funds will be used to purchase two all terrain vehicles (ATVs) to assist the Search and Rescue Team in responding to more than one incident at a time; handheld thermal imagers to assist Patrol Units and the Search and Rescue Team in responding to and locating missing persons and suspected criminals that are attempting to hide; and Project Lifesaver receivers to complete the outfitting of the four stations within the county. The receivers are used to locate members that are reported missing.