Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $38,092)
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 Lumberton will use the Fiscal Year 2012 JAG award to continue efforts to reduce criminal activity in high crime areas of the city, reduce/eliminate prostitution activities, reduce illegal drug possession and distribution, reduce the number of illegal firearms on the streets, curtail gang activity, enforce curfew laws, reduce burglary, and breaking & entering, in addition to combating ongoing and increasing traffic issues. Funds will be used to purchase Tasers, for officer overtime to combat the targeted areas, and for training costs. The tasers purchased will be used to assist law enforcement with suspect apprehension and provide less than lethal force under necessary circumstances. Training will be provided to law enforcement and other staff for skill enhancement and development for updated information and intelligence procedures. NCA/NCF