Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $33,629)
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 San Angelo and Tom Green County will receive grant funds under the Bureau of Justice Assistance FY 2011 JAG Local Program. As disparate jurisdictions, the city will serve as the fiscal agent to administer the JAG funds. The City of San Angelo will use their allocated share of funds to purchase mobile transportation units, digital cameras, and a camcorder. The mobile transportation units will be utilized by law enforcement officers to patrol the downtown area and special events where foot patrol is not viable. This equipment will be used as a tool for crime prevention and to show the presence of law enforcement in the area. The digital cameras and camcorder are general equipment needs which will be used by the CSI and Narcotics division, replacing those currently being used. Green County will use their allocated share of grant funds to purchase emergency light systems and portable radios to be utilized by law forcement patrols.