Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $18,439)
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 Saline and Saline County are disparate jurisdictions under the FY 2013 Local JAG allocation. Each jurisdiction will utilize the JAG award to support law enforcement initiatives. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase body-worn video camera kits and accessories; video monitoring supplies; and sonar technology to be used for water searches. The project goals are to enhance officer and public safety; increase prosecution in criminal cases; and aid in the recovery of evidence throughout the county.