Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $20,954)
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 awarded JAG funds to pay for the police department's systems improvement project. The police department will undergo a Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) accreditation process to receive credentials and recognition as an accredited law enforcement agency. Specifically, grant funds will pay for fees paid to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) as well as the purchase of PowerDMS Standards software, site creation, licensing, and training.