Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $32,370)
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 grant to support law enforcement initiatives. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase an Automated Fingerprint ID System (AFIS) for the Cocoa Police Department to conduct latent print identification for criminal investigations. The project goals are to further enhance police technology, training, and officer safety throughout the City.