Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $45,524)
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 Goldsboro and Wayne County have been identified as disparate and have agreed to split the aggregate of funds allocated to them to purchase less than lethal technology for their officers. Funds will allow both jurisdictions to purchase Tasers and accessories for the police and sheriff departments. The projects goal is to minimize injuries while apprehending suspects by reducing the use of force during incidents.