Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $133,475)
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).
Ada County Sheriff's Department and Boise City Police Department will apply the funds to incorporate under-utilized law enforcement technologies into their operations. The Ada County Sheriff's Office will purchase E-Ticket Units, Wireless Automation Infrastructure, and TAC MED Bullet Proof Vests. The Boise City Police Department will purchase TAC MED bullet proof vests, firearms simulator, cameras, recorders, and other mobility enhancements. NCA/NCF