Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $10,266)
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 Foley will use the FY 2011 JAG funding for the police department's Communications Upgrade Project. The department will purchase supplies and equipment and provide training for the officers. The items funded through this grant will help the Foley Police Department accomplish their mission, which is to continue the ongoing battle to reduce crime and make the city of Foley a safe place in which citizens can live and work.