Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $38,332)
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 Salisbury and Rowan County have been identified as disparate and have agreed to share the aggregate of funds allocated to them through the FY 2012 JAG Program for law enforcement purposes. The Salisbury Police Department will use their share of the funds to upgrade the Special Response Team (SRT) van so that it can be used as a command post for extended police presence on location; and to purchase tactical equipment such as gas masks, chemical munitions kits, night vision goggles, and body cameras. The Rowan County Sheriff's Office will purchase patrol rifles with additional magazines and riot helmets.