Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $65,238)
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 Rock Hill will utilize the Fiscal Year 2011 JAG award to enhance local law enforcement capabilities through technology upgrades. Grant funds will allow the police department to purchase In-Car Digital Camera Systems and an Off Duty Management Software package. The camera systems allow officers to record all traffic stops for court prosecution and serves as documentation of proper procedures while interacting with the public. The proposed off duty Management Software will streamline the process involved with coordinating off duty police officers for security assignments. The use of this new software will drastically reduce the time needed to manage these functions, which frees employees to focus on other tasks.