Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $84,819)
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 Wilmington and New Hanover County have been identified as disparate and have agreed to evenly split (50/50) the aggregate of funds allocated to them under the FY 2012 JAG Program. The two jurisdictions will use their shares of the funds on a joint project which will allow them to purchase replacement rotor blades for the police helicopter. The aviation unit is a partnership of local law enforcement agencies in southeastern North Carolina including both the City of Wilmington Police Department and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Department. JAG funds will replace the current rotor blades that are nearing the end of their allowable 3600 hours of flight operations. The City of Wilmington Police Department and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Department will each pay 50% of the cost of the equipment for continued use of the helicopter. NCA/NCF