Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $89,798)
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 city of Clarksville and county of Montgomery have been designated as disparate jurisdictions and will share the JAG award. The Clarksville Police Department will serve as the fiscal agent for the award and will coordinate efforts with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. The Clarksville Police Department will purchase wireless field reporting communications, patrol vehicles with in-car cameras and mobile data terminals. The goal is to enable both the county and the city jurisdictions to achieve additional measures of public safety services, also to enhance and modernize field training tactical course facilities, provide training and safety to officers and the public they serve.