Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $42,751)
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).
Lumberton City, through the Lumberton Police Department, will use the JAG funds for training and equipment purchases to assist in the Enforcement Efficiency through Technological Advancement. Funding for training will be used solely by the department for staff to attend essential instructional sessions for skill enhancement and development. Equipment purchases will aid in special operations and regular patrol to combat increasing traffic issues.