Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $45,773)
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 grantee will use the JAG award for law enforcement equipment and initiatives for the Adams County Sheriff's Office. Specific purchases will include Tasers and radars for their patrol deputies and ballistic shields for their SWAT team. The grant funds will enable the grantee to update the radars in their traffic unit vehicles; the Tasers will allow an alternate use of force tool; and the ballistic shields will provide an additional tactical option that will increase safety. NCA/NCF