Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $30,885)
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 Muskogee and the County of Muskogee will use FY 2013 JAG funds to purchase computer equipment for the Muskogee Police Department and the Muskogee County Sheriff's Office. The equipment enhancements will allow officers to communicate with the 911 dispatch center, as well as enable them to complete criminal reports from their vehicles. Collectively, these equipment purchases meet unfunded needs and will serve to reduce area crime and violence.