Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $378,560)
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 Tulsa and the County of Tulsa will use FY 2013 JAG funds to purchase equipment and to fund investigations in the Tulsa Police Department and the Tulsa County Sheriff's Department. The Tulsa Police Department will hire personnel to support the Detective Division Warrants Enforcement, Special Investigative Division Warrants Enforcement, Special Investigations Gun Show Surveillance. The Tulsa County Sheriff's Department will purchase range training software. These investigative personnel enhancements and equipment purchases will allow officers to quickly and safely respond to crimes as they arise and will improve the community crime management capabilities of law enforcement officers. Collectively, the equipment purchases and personnel hiring meet criminal justice needs and will serve to reduce area crime and violence.