Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $12,202)
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 will use the award to support law enforcement initiatives. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase a tactical robot and related equipment. The project goals are to increase officer safety throughout the department, and also increase the overall safety of the community. NCA/NCF
- SCAAP application for the County of El Paso, Texas administered by the El Paso County Sheriff'sOffice - Detention Bureaus.
- Medical and mental health issues. Technology involving offender management/inter-agency. Disaster preparedness continuity of operations for correctional facility.
- Training and Technical Assistance for Virtual Reality De-escalation Training