Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $39,542)
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 consisting of Boone County and Columbia City, will utilize the JAG award in the amount of $39,542 to purchase law enforcement equipment. The County of Boone serving as the fiscal agent will use their portion of the award $15,816.80 to purchase 15 x 50 IS Binocular, body armor, and investigations unit vehicle warning equipment. The City of Columbia will use their portion of the award $23,725.20 for their Portable Radio Communication Program. The goal of this project is to enhance both police investigation and officer safety.