Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $282,555)
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 disparate jurisdictions (Flint Charter Township, Genesee County, Burton City, Flint City, and Mount Morris Charter Township) will utilize their JAG funds to: provide overtime for officers to quickly respond to unplanned neighborhood crime and safety problems; attend training activities that deliver improvements to the community; purchase police patrol vehicles to improve field patrol operations; and purchase computer software and hardware, patrol rifles, and traditional police equipment. Collectively, these items meet unfunded needs and serve to reduce area crime and violence.