Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $19,746)
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 Fond du Lac, serving as the fiscal agent for this grant award, will share the JAG funds with Fond du Lac County. The city and county will use the grant funds to purchase: an audio digital recording device that will be used for undercover surveillance; a portable fingerprint scanner to verify suspect identity while on patrol and during investigations; a video inspection scope that will be used to locate and recover evidence in hard-to-reach areas; a six-shot less-lethal projectile launcher; and an enclosed trailer which will be used to secure training equipment while in a centralized location that will provide easy transportation to remote training venues.