Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $68,653)
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 Yuma and Yuma County have been certified disparate and must enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which outlines their plan for the use of the aggregate of funds allocated to them under the FY 2011 JAG Program. The joint application proposes to allow the Yuma Police Department to purchase computer hardware, software, vehicle mounts, and data cards for mobile data computers, which will benefit both agencies. The requested equipment purchases will enhance interoperability and data sharing between the police department and sheriff's office through their joint Computer Aided Dispatch, Records Management System, and Jail Management System.