Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $203,500)
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 will utilize the JAG funds to support law enforcement initiatives. The project goals are to improve crime analysis, community
outreach, program efficiency and officer responsiveness. The Reno Police Department will use the monies for law enforcement overtime, equipment and training. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office will use the monies for law enforcement equipment and training which includes the addition of a K9 for their detention center. The Sparks Police Department will use the monies for law enforcement equipment and training.