Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $15,784)
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 Chippewa Cree Law Enforcement Advanced Drug and Alcohol Program will provide police officers with field equipment to inform officers of an individual's level of intoxication within a defined range, and act as a preliminary indicator of the presence of alcohol during the commission of a crime. Additional equipment will be provided to police officers to assist in the implementation of safety check points as directed by the Chief of Police, and as a direct means of reducing the amount alcohol/drug impaired drivers within the Rocky Boy Community.