Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $34,181)
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 city of Kinston and Lenoir County have been certified disparate and have agreed to share the aggregate of funds allocated to both jurisdictions. The Kinston Department of Public Safety and the Lenoir County Sheriff's Department will enhance their ability to better serve the citizens and protect their officers through the acquisition of in-car video cameras. This technology will improve officer safety and accountability and provide video documentation of suspects. Each agency will purchase an equal number of systems for their patrol vehicles. NCA/NCF