Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $11,507)
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 program 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 grantee will use the JAG award to support law enforcement initiatives. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase mobile printer equipment. These printers will be used by officers in the field to print copies of reports, uniform traffic citations, driver exchange of information, crash reports, property receipts, etc. This equipment will improve customer service to members of the public by saving them time, inconvenience, and the expense of traveling to police headquarters to obtain (and in some cases purchase) copies of reports. This equipment will save staff time in locating and reproducing copies of reports for the public.